Skip to comments.Obama to impose carbon pollution cap on power plants
Posted on 06/01/2014 11:00:23 AM PDT by lowbridge
In his most sweeping effort to date to reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change, the Obama administration will unveil a new rule from the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday limiting the amount of carbon pollution from coal power plants.
The rule will impose a cap on the level of emissions existing power plants are permitted and it will provide each state a flexible series of options to implement that cap. Among other options, power plants will be allowed to increase the energy they derive from renewable sources like wind and solar power, adopt new technology to increase energy efficiency, and join or create a statewide cap-and-trade system to effectively tax the excess carbon emissions.
The total effect of those options could cut the amount of carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by up to 20 percent.
President Obama explained the importance of the new rules in his weekly address on Saturday.
"Today, about 40 percent of America's carbon pollution comes from power plants. But right now, there are no national limits to the amount of carbon pollution that existing plants can pump into the air we breathe -- none," he said. "We limit the amount of toxic chemicals like mercury, sulfur, and arsenic that power plants put in our air and water. But they can dump unlimited amounts of carbon pollution into the air. It's not smart, it's not safe, and it doesn't make sense."
"That's why, a year ago, I directed the Environmental Protection Agency to build on the efforts of many states, cities, and companies, and come up with commonsense guidelines for reducing dangerous carbon pollution from our power plants," the president continued. "This week, we're unveiling these proposed guidelines,
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Remember, Obama has a pen and a phone.
He’s apparently p**ed off that his cap and trade bill never made it through Congress. So he’s directed his EPA to institute something similar through the regulatory process.
Only 2 1/2 years left to go with Obama. I sure hope the next president is not another liberal acolyte of Saul Alinsky.
Now I’m one to be “fair and balanced”.
I always attribute treason and criminality to both parties, since they deserve they attribution.
Don’t want to steal anyone’s thunder.
But a thought just occurred: is there even ONE thing - just ONE - that this administration has done that is actually Legal, Constitutional and Moral ?
One thing ?
Can anyone remember one ?
Anyone ? Anyone ? Bueller ?
It's not smart, it's not safe, and it doesn't make sense.
And it's not true.
Are you stating they are belching huge clouds of unburned soot into the air?
This just might be enough to throw the economy into a recession that these idiots will not be able to cover.
There is no such thing as carbon pollution. It is a mirage.
This is economic suicide driven by hubris, faulty data and science corrupted by money. Time to leave you parent’s basements people and live in the real world. This will do absolutely nothing to change global temperature. It’s a payoff to the environmental cult who funds the Democrat Party. This is simply quid pro quo, nothing more, nothing less.
Carbon is not a pollutant no matter what the schizophrenic US Supreme Court senile morons decree. Carbon is an integral component of life. If you are anti-carbon, you are anti-life.
“Under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket” , Obama circa 2008
That's 10,000 times more carbon than US coal plants put out.
“Carbon Pollution” another buzzword from the enviro-lunatics.
A congress that does not impeach him has abandoned their duty.
silly me, I thought the constitution restricted the levying of taxes to laws originating in the House of Representatives, passed by the house and senate and signed by the President.
Build nukes for electricity. Use coal to make steel.
Through Executive order! Then cut the EPA with a Syche like a weed in the garden.
And you Democrats can kiss our collectives because what comes around GOES AROUND!
All hail King Obama!! He don’t need no steenking congress.
Then use his magic pen to shut off those belchy volcanoes.
Impeach his royal highness!!
Carbon dioxide doesn,t polute. Hg maybe.
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