Ah, the four branches of gov’t; Executive, legislative, judicial and .......... the biggie; “Regulatory”.
Hey Obambi...get the EPA to issue the sun a citation.....for not producing enough sun spots.....we facing about 400 years of mini ice age.
Obama is using the EPA to introduce serfdom to the United States. He wants to live in the Manor House.
If we can master "no heat combustion" we should be able to master "clean coal"!
Personally, I'm working on "nuclear energy" without splitting atoms.
Not just coal, but ALL forms of carbon-based energy fuels are prohibited by this line of reasoning. We cannot use wood, which is a carbon-based fuel, because in burning, it releases carbon dioxide back into the atmosphere, obviously a no-no. And clearly, all that energy locked away in the so-called “fossil” fuels, only puts more carbon dioxide into our pristine atmosphere when burned in the presence of oxygen.
News flash. Carbon dioxide is PLANT FOOD, and regardless of its source (burning “fossil” fuels, decay of organic material, exhalation of breath, shaking the fizz out of a carbonated drink, the warming of oceans, or from a volcanic eruption) ALL carbon dioxide gets recycled by the action of sunlight on living plant tissue which has the little miricle worker known as “chlorophyll”, which in the presence of water, converts the carbon dioxide into a marvelous substance generically called “carbohydrate”, but known variously as sugars, starches, cellulose, or lignins, all with similar chemical compositions made up entirely of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. One of the by-producs of this synthesis is oxygen, an element that does not exist in the free state without the presence of living material, and upon which so many reactions we deem useful in daily life depend, not the least of which is “living”.
Just as "alternative energy" means "alternatives to energy."
What about DOE? They have lots of cool information about clean coal technology. The Obamites better get busy and scrub that, before somebody else notices.
A few years ago, there was more information on ways to refine most of the pollutants out of the coal, before it is burned. Now, they've incorporated a lot of "carbon sequestration" info.
I ain't a scientist, but this pumping of the carbon into the ground seems ridiculous to me, and another make-work scam for favored cronies like Solyndra. Kind of like lowering the level of the lake, by pumping the water to the bottom.
Oh, dear. I hope no EPA officials ever walk into a supermarket, drug store, furniture store, or nursery. Every single one of those places that I've visited recently was chock-full of carbon products. Even worse, the little carbon products offered at the nursery keep getting bigger and bigger, through sunlight-catalyzed addition of more carbon.
That's one for each of the Obama states.
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>>The EPA believes this proposed rule will have no notable compliance costs associated with it,
Just to make it clear, this is nothing more than a bald-faced lie. Carbon sequestration equipment for coal plants is barely at the demonstration phase. Even if it were something that we really need, which has not been scientifically established, no one can do it yet on the scale of a serious power plant (say 500 mW or better in capacity), let alone do it at no compliance cost.
This is a case of complete fantasy being used to justify a regulation fully intended to destroy the coal electrical generation industry, which will in turn greatly harm our economy or standard of living. As I like to say to fools supporting this: Don’t like coal? Don’t use electricity!
After seeing decision after decision of this nature coming from the Obama Administration, you really have to wonder if killing our standard of living isn’t their direct goal, and not just an unintended side effect of stupid Leftist policy.
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” - - - Like many euphemisms, clean coal is an oxymoron the adjective cancels out the noun.”
Well, if that is the way it works, then I am all for “Clean National Debt.”