Skip to comments.Getting ready for a wave of coal-plant shutdowns (Electric rates to increase because of the EPA)
Posted on 08/20/2011 6:24:49 AM PDT by tobyhill
Over the next 18 months, the Environmental Protection Agency will finalize a flurry of new rules to curb pollution from coal-fired power plants. Mercury, smog, ozone, greenhouse gases, water intake, coal ashits all getting regulated. And, not surprisingly, some lawmakers are grumbling.
Industry groups such the Edison Electric Institute, which represents investor-owned utilities, and the American Legislative Exchange Council have dubbed the coming rules EPAs Regulatory Train Wreck. The regulations, they say, will cost utilities up to $129 billion and force them to retire one-fifth of coal capacity. Given that coal provides 45 percent of the countrys power, that means higher electric bills, more blackouts and fewer jobs. The doomsday scenario has alarmed Republicans in the House, who have been scrambling to block the measures. Environmental groups retort that the rules will bring sizeable public health benefits, and that industry groups have been exaggerating the costs of environmental regulations since they were first created.
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Obama won’t do anything until 2013.
I really believe Obama wants to lose the election.
I love the libtards response.
Less coal plants (i.e. less access to electricity) will improve your health.
in the heat or cold, blackouts KILL PEOPLE.
More proof of liberal lunacy and DEPRAVITY.
The first place that should have it’s electricity shut off
is DC. We all know there is no light on in Obama, Reid, and
Pelosi’s heads already.
Obama is doing everything that he can to hold back, control, hamper, regulate and steal from businesses and those who start, own and run them. Ergo he is doing everything he can to destroy the economy. One can speculate as to why. But he is.
But we all know that it is the Republicans who are deliberately stalling the recovery.
Except for all the broken bones, knee scrapes, minor impalements and concussions from stumbling around in the dark.
But a few people will be healthier. If they don't suck in all of the candle soot.
The people in PA should vote for Obama again. They loved him last time—even when he said he would bankrupt coal based industries.
Intentionally reducing the supply of energy... I never could understand why they call themselves “progressives”. Like everything else libtard, nothing but a lie.
It’s to be 107 here today.
These people are crazy.
ENVIRONAZIS NEED TO STFU!!!
Life without energy is cruel and short. Do we really want to go back to the 19th century?
I think he’ll fake some national emergency and do away with the election. That’s how little I trust this goon’s and his Marxist mob’s intent.
Technology of the early 18th century with the morality and culture of the 21st. Heaven help us.
1812 - Zero Coal Pants - Life Expectancy = 58.
200 years later...
2012 - 600+ Coal Plants - Life Expectancy = 78.
Those coal plants are killing us /s
Perhaps, but it's one thing to fully depreciate a plant over, say, 50 years and plan for its replacement. It's quite another to have one lose its asset value overnight. In that case, the capital simply won't exist to replace it.
But liberals figure that the Fed can just print up some capital. No prob.