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Obama's Plan to Kill Coal

GilbertEA Wrote: May 22, 2012 10:47 AM
The war on coal continues to grow. While it is a thoughtful regulation in terms of making us more progressive with our environmental policies, it is daunting for many plants who rely on this a cheaper energy source. The cost of compliance alone is enough to make already operating business shut down which is costing us jobs at a time where we need labor more than ever ( While the intentions are good, the EPA's timing and perhaps thought process lack any kind of smooth transition.
Reginald10 Wrote: May 22, 2012 5:07 PM
Are their intentions good? They aren't working on reducing pollution from continuing sources. They're working to shut down those sources. Big difference: one keeps production going, the other starves the country of needed energy.
Louie13 Wrote: May 22, 2012 5:29 PM
Good point Reginald, thanks for making that clear. Their intentions are NOT good.


Obama will go down in history as the president who killed coal. Making no attempt to hide his disdain for one of America’s most abundant, efficient energy sources, then candidate Barack Obama said that, “if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.

Making good on that promise, President Obama charged Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Lisa Jackson with the task of regulating America’s coal industry out of existence. The EPA’s strategy is simple: impose punitive, costly regulations on existing coal plants and mandate unattainable emissions standards on future coal power plants.