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EPA to Seek A 30% Cut In Emissions [by 2030]
Wall Street Journal Online ^ | 01 June 2014 | Amy Harder

Posted on 06/01/2014 2:48:43 PM PDT by Lorianne

The Environmental Protection Agency will seek a 30% reduction in U.S. carbon-dioxide emissions by 2030 from existing power plants based on emission levels from 2005, according to two people briefed on the rule, setting in motion the main piece of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda.

The draft rule, to be proposed Monday and scheduled to be completed one year from now, will give flexibility to the states, which must implement the rules and submit compliance plans to the EPA by June 2016. States can decide how to meet the reductions, including joining or creating new cap-and-trade programs, deploying more renewable energy or ramping up energy-efficiency technologies.

The proposed rule will regulate carbon emissions from hundreds of fossil-fuel power plants across the U.S., including about 600 coal plants, which will be hit hardest by the standard. The agency wouldn't comment beyond saying the proposal would be released Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: airquality; automakers; bho44; bhoepa; carbon; carbondioxide; co2; epa; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; opec

1 posted on 06/01/2014 2:48:43 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne
One volcano eruption emits a million times more carbon than they're cutting.

It ain't about the climate. It's about driving the peasants to extinction.

2 posted on 06/01/2014 2:50:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: Lorianne

We need a 100% CO2 respiratory reduction from all ,Rats by 2015.


3 posted on 06/01/2014 2:52:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Lorianne; All
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4 posted on 06/01/2014 2:55:41 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Lorianne

Effect on climate: ZERO, ZILCH, NADA


5 posted on 06/01/2014 2:55:48 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Paladin2; All

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6 posted on 06/01/2014 2:56:07 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Lorianne
America needs a 90% reduction in “emissions” from the gestapo at EPA.
7 posted on 06/01/2014 2:59:14 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

“America needs a 90% reduction in “emissions” from the gestapo at EPA.”

I recommend a 100% cut.


8 posted on 06/01/2014 3:03:52 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lorianne

How about a 100% cut in regulations concocted by the bureaucrats of the EPA changing the intent of the laws passed by Congress?


9 posted on 06/01/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Lorianne

How about a 100% cut in regulations concocted by the bureaucrats of the EPA changing the intent of the laws passed by Congress?


10 posted on 06/01/2014 3:04:21 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Lorianne

I saw an article that said that gas consumption was down by 75%. We have already exceed EPA numbers.


11 posted on 06/01/2014 3:09:09 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Lorianne
This is about prohibiting Americans from producing their own energy and ultimately, from producing their own food. The pretense is "saving the planet," but the outcome, regardless of intent, will be to prohibit free, self-directed people from creating energy to fuel their local, regional, national, and international infrastructures.

The outcome is guaranteed to make them dependent slaves to a lower quality of living.

12 posted on 06/01/2014 3:14:35 PM PDT by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Lorianne

I’m guessing that Alison Grimes can kiss her chance at that Senate seat goodbye ...


13 posted on 06/01/2014 3:15:33 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Lorianne

These people simply just want to shut our economy down. Throw them out of their make work government jobs, and make them do something much more useful such as cleaning toilets.


14 posted on 06/01/2014 3:16:05 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: mountainlion

I saw an article that said that gas consumption was down by 75%. We have already exceed EPA numbers.

I doubted the 75% after I hit post so I looked it up.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3162185/posts

Gasoline is being exported now.


15 posted on 06/01/2014 3:22:30 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Lorianne
30% cut... from EIGHT FRIGGIN YEARS AGO!!!
16 posted on 06/01/2014 3:29:25 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Lorianne

My oh my...looks like it’s pitchfork time!


17 posted on 06/01/2014 3:30:03 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Lorianne

This is all about revamping the scandalized carbon credit industry so the UN redistributors can rape America of more money, while the fascist-enviros fatten their own wallets.

The world will never run out of ‘developing’ countries and the developing countries will never run out of scam projects while being careful not to become a ‘developed’ country, and so will never run out of ‘certified emission reduction’ credits to sell to the world in the foreseeable future. These credits are a punative tax on civilization. And so the demand will be perpetual - and ever increasing just to keep up with inflation.

It’s like giving uncivilized nations a casino that will always pay out, as a reward for staying uncivilized. What the nations then do with the money is another story but it doesn’t trickle down to their people.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 3:30:23 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: Lorianne

Erase the EPA!


19 posted on 06/01/2014 3:36:30 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Lorianne

The good news is these regulations can be purged if we ever get a conservative back in office.

Meanwhile India and China puff away.


20 posted on 06/01/2014 3:37:59 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lorianne

That’s grabbing a bull by his uhhhh,, tender end ,,

He is fearless, driven to transform us,

And half the SCotUS is dumb enough to believe him.


21 posted on 06/01/2014 3:47:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Lorianne

This is Cap & Tax via regulation that they couldn’t get via legislation.

Even when the Dems controlled the House and Senate for two years they wouldn’t vote it in.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 3:51:34 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Lorianne

This is all total BS: this administration should consider
encouraging China, India and other third world countries to
cut back on their pollution.


23 posted on 06/01/2014 4:24:55 PM PDT by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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To: Lorianne

Euthanizing the oldest 30% of the population through Øbamacare will take care of that...less exhaling, less CO2


24 posted on 06/01/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: driftdiver

See “ immigration reform”. The plan to ensure that never happens.


25 posted on 06/01/2014 4:32:11 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Lorianne

I foresee a 90% cut in the EPA by 2020.It would be one of the heartwarming events of my life.


26 posted on 06/01/2014 5:01:22 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

1st qtr, 2014 U.S. economic growth was at .01% indicating that the economic goal of “Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” as adopted by the U.S. has largely been met.This also fulfills the machevellian wish of Maurice Strong, UN Chairman of UNCED aka The Rio Earth Summit where in 1992 he articulated the veiled intentions of the “Plan for the 21st Century- Sustainable Development/Agenda 21” by saying this in regard to our “unsustainable” high consumption of natural resources which is, according to them destroying the Earth; “...isen’t it our responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries?” Now, to become truly as “Sustainable” as Bangladesh is, more vital work is quickly needed to further collapse and “Degrow” the economy. This will be accomplished by more draconian restrictions on business and energy use which will be mandated by arbitrary regulations spawned by the bogus hype to save the planet from the dread effects of antropogenic Global Warming aka Climate Change aka Climate Disruption.

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/sustainableprosperity/resources/clubfordegrowth/


27 posted on 06/01/2014 6:18:36 PM PDT by Captain7seas
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To: Lorianne
EPA to Seek A 30% Cut In Emissions [by 2030]

I can cut EPA emissions by 100%.

28 posted on 06/01/2014 6:19:59 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Lorianne

Would the last manufacturing operation in the US turn out the lights, er, uh, never mind. The rolling blackouts will do that for them.


29 posted on 06/01/2014 6:40:41 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Huskrrrr

Well...yes...but, I’d like the person (Ted Cruz?) announcing the cuts to able to explain it this way...

“We’ve cut the agency by 90% in hopes they will learn to focus on actual clean air and clean water policies, rather than inventing problems, where none exist, for the sole purpose of justifying their existence.”


30 posted on 06/01/2014 6:58:25 PM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: G Larry

I see your point.


31 posted on 06/01/2014 9:12:46 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Lorianne

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” — Candidate Barack Obama,
San Francisco Chronicle interview,
January 17, 2008

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” — Candidate Barack Obama,
Same interview as above

“We’re going to have to cap the emission of greenhouse gasses. That means that power plants are going to have to adjust how they generate power … but a lot of us who can afford it are going to have to pay more per unit of electricity, and that means we’re going to have to change our light bulbs, we’re going to have to shut the lights off in our houses.” — Candidate Barack Obama,
Iowa PBS interview, November 9, 2007

So much for President Obama’s claims to be for an ‘all-of-the-above’ approach — these regulations are designed specifically to kill coal in American electricity generation, which will significantly raise energy prices on American families. This plan is the most devastating installment of the Obama administration’s war on affordable energy: it achieves their cap-and-trade agenda through regulation instead of legislation.

A study released in September 2011 by National Economic Research Associates, Inc. (NERA) paints a picture of the impact of the EPA rules on existing coal plants. The study concluded:

Over the period from 2012 to 2020, about 183,000 jobs per year are predicted to be lost on net.... The cumulative effects mean that over the period from 2012 to 2020, about 1.65 million job-years of employment would be lost. U.S. GDP would be reduced by $29 billion each year on average over this period, with a cumulative loss from 2012 to 2020 of $190 billion (2010$). U.S. disposable personal income would be reduced by $34 billion each year on average over this period, with a cumulative loss from 2012 to 2020 of $222 billion (2010$).

And those are conservative estimates; the NERA economists note that they do not consider several other variables that would likely drive the total costs and losses higher.

Those figures also do not include the costs that the EPA’s CO2 rules will impose on future energy production.


32 posted on 06/02/2014 9:45:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Lorianne
EPA to Seek A 30% Cut In Emissions GDP [by 2030]

There, fixed it.

33 posted on 06/02/2014 9:47:13 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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