Skip to comments.Executive Power Grab: Obama to Announce New Plans Forcing Electricity Rates to Skyrocket
Posted on 06/02/2014 8:11:19 PM PDT by Kaslin
When President Obama ran for office in 2008, he promised he'd implement new policies that would force electricity rate to "necessarily" skyrocket.
Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket
Here we are six years later and President Obama is set to announce new, major regulations on power plants in the name of climate change. The New York Timesis calling it the boldest move ever made by a president to address the issue.
The Obama administration is set to announce a rule Monday to limit carbon emissions in thousands of fossil-fuel burning plants across the country, a cornerstone of President Obamas climate-change agenda and his first-term promise to reduce such emissions by 17 percent by 2020.
The Environmental Protection Agency will ask existing plants to cut pollution by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal who shared the details with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, since they have not been officially released.
Over at HotAir, Erika Johnsen describes new regulations as "uncharted waters" for the EPA, which arguably under the Obama administration has already vastly expanded its authority, constitutional or not. Further, the EPA has set up the new regulations strategically in expectation they'll be sued.
Leave it to the Obama Environmental Protection Agency to plumb the heretofore untested depths of regulatory legerdemain to justify their environmentalist central planning.
The Obama administrations forthcoming regulations on existing power plants i.e., the main course of their proffered climate-change menu, set for release this week were always going to spark a whole host of legal challenges no matter what provisions they used for their justification. The negative economic impact the new rules will have on a bunch of states and industries is certainly going to make it worth their while, and part of the EPAs task in devising the rules was to find the best way possible to protect them from these challenges.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already pushing back against the measure, calling Obama's EPA power move just another episode in the ongoing war on coal an blue-collar workers.
President Barack Obama has "set out to kill coal" with his plans for cutting carbon emissions regulations like his proposed national energy tax, Sen. Mike Enzi said Saturday.
"We all want clean air and clean water," Wyoming's Enzi said in this week's GOP address. "We dont want costly regulations that make little or no difference, that are making things less affordable. Republicans want electricity and gas when you need it, at a price you can afford.
I live in upstate NY, and just got my bill for May. $420.00. For a 950sf house.
And it’s going to get worse?
Ya think a lot of young people live home with their parents NOW? Just wait.
I think the question is not if but when the whole country goes Galt.
A shocking affair, I say!
Remember, Obama is a marxist and he will keep his word on destroying America, one industry at a time.
Time to identify in articles those GOOD GERMANS who are helping him do this.
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Sounds like one of Hitler’s best. Her predecessors, Lisa Jackson and Carol Browner are marxists, esp. Browner (under Clinton), and totally committed followers of the great Gods Clinton and Obama.
Some of the Regional Administrators are just as fanatical leftists as their bosses. SOme are rational and very good.
Need to find out “who is who”.
Dept. of Interior- Still Vilsack, a POS.
Dept. of Transportation - ?. Will attack diesel trucks, trains and ships, with the guidance of the EPA
Homeland Security - Jeh Johnson, a loser in the vane of Janet Napolitano. How do you say “Totally clueless and totally incompetent”?
Health & Human Services - SEBELIUS - Do I need to say anthing else? This woman is a disgrace to humanity. The perfect toady to Obama and the First FLOTUS & Jetsum.
No oil pipelines.
We don’t need energy. We can live in caves. We can eat berries. We’ll be fine.
Coming soon: energy subsidies for the “poo’er”
I plan on burning my fireplace ALOT more this year.
WOW... I am not going to complain anymore; about double the sf here, 120-130 a month.
global warming is a hoax
our founding fathers put up with a lot less tyranny from King George than we are from this communist monster Obama
Do you have electric heat and an electric water heater? We have ~1800sf in Ohio and pay ~$100/month for electric and same for gas. Electric stove but gas heat and water heater. Course it’s up a bit in winter and down a bit in summer. Wife doesn’t let us use the AC not that it bugs me much, and keeps the heat at 59* in the winter, but that’s what sweaters are for... So either it’s a combined bill or NY is worse than I already thought.
As stated on another thread, the real culprit is the US Congress, who have dropped the ball insofar as thwarting the bam’s never-ending power grab.
“We dont need energy. We can live in caves. We can eat berries. Well be fine.”
Well, if it works for North Korea, it ought to be good enough for YOU, comrade! /sarcasm;)
He has put himself into a more powerful and correspondingly less accountable position than any previous president. FDR and LBJ are writhing in their graves with jealousy.
“I live in upstate NY, and just got my bill for May. $420.00. For a 950sf house.”
That is awful,just awful.
Prez Hussein probably wants electricity to keep pace with skyrocketing food prices.
Remember when the commie said he was going to bankrupt the coal industry well here it comes. Where are the RINOs? Busy trying to destroy conservatives who are running against the lifer politicians. Time for new leadership and get rid of these dirtbag elitists.
Fox newsreadrer gushing at the mandate that deems power plants, comply with (life) into compromising with the communists in power plant regulations (death) as a positive?
A conservative news outlet would serve the people well!
... This President has now .... not only become a threat to the Constitution and to this country ... but he has now become a dangerous threat to the lives of her citizens. This person who is comically referred to at times by many on this site and others as "Our Dear Leader" has passed the point of being a bad President and is now a Threat to the lives of both this country and it's people. There is no longer anything remotely humorous about this. This situation needs to be forced into a solution. before it arrives at a Socialist Event Horizon where true freedom will cease to exist.
.... He needs to go .... and soon! This country cannot survive any more of these despicable foray's into Unconstitutional Territories. She cannot survive if he remains in office.
As we watch the destruction of our nation, I can’t help but think back to the presidential primary where WE sat here and systematically helped the Democrats destroy our own candidates. We are to blame for Romney winning the primary.
We hold some responsibility for what’s happening with Obama today. You know what else? We’re going to do the exact same thing this next presidential primary. Just like the GOPe, we hold some responsibility for what’s happening today.
So, I guess Cain, Bachmann, Gingrich, and Perry are looking pretty good right about now...aye?
We had our chance to stop this crap, and we chose not to!
Have to wonder if legal challenges will ultimately stop this? Hope so.