Don't feel alone if the EPA cost you your job

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  1. tonystewart1
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    Anyone who has lost his or her job thanks to the EPA just go 600 new friends to keep them company.

    EPA responds to American Electric Power on closing coal-fired plants » Local News » Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV



    GLEN LYN, Va. — A spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency responded Friday to an announcement from American Electric Power on Thursday, stating that it would retire or down-size 11 coal-fired power plants, prompting the loss of 600 power plant jobs worth $40 million in wages in order to comply with EPA requirements.

    Thank God the EPA is looking out for us.:eek:
     
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    Naah outsourcing to INdia cost me my job. That and "mergers".
     
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    I'm sure that if we tried hard enough we can blame the EPA for outsourcing too:lol:
     
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    the epa impresses me as always after the effects, while ignoring the causes

    Nixon's love child imho...
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    “Utilities have known for decades that these standards — which are still in the proposal stage and have a built-in 3-year-compliance timeline, have been coming for decades,” according to the e-mail. “They also know that they are free to approach EPA with serious, fact-based compliance plans, and that state governments also have the ability under the law to seek more time for the plants in their jurisdictions.

    Michael G. Morris, AEP president and chief operating officer said EPA’s proposals represented “unrealistic compliance timelines,” and said that with more time and flexibility, AEP could meet the EPA’s environmental goals in a way that “will cost our customers less and will prevent permanent premature job losses,” according to the AEP press release.

    It sounds like the EPA was more than reasonable with the timeline of three years, and the fact that they knew it was comming for decades. It also looks like there were plans in place if the timeline needed to be extended.

    It also sounds like the AEP just sat on their hands and watched the time run down and then stated they didn't have enough time to comply. It sounds like if they don't get to do it their way they aren't going to do it at all. And now they are trying to blame the shut down on the EPA.
     
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    How about shutting down the EPA and putting them out of jobs.
    You notice how it's OK to shut down private sector jobs ,but when it's government, it would be to hard on the economy, to pay government workers for unemployment checks and food stamps.
     
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    spectrumc01 I give you....the TRUTH

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    The EPA did not shut them down, they chose to close and then blame the EPA for not giving them, what they felt as, enought time (13 years minimum) with extensions.
     
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    I read 3 years not 13 years in that report.
     
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    The EPA was formed during the Clinton years.

    Since then R 12 has been phased out, R 22 has jumped in price this year from $100 a jug to nearly $300. Soon the only refrigerant they will allow us to use will be 410a.

    Just because they discovered an hole in the Ozone above the poles.

    Who cares that extreme cold freezes water vapor and causes a hole in the ozone.

    The EPA is the tool Obama is using to drive dirty energy out of business.
     
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    Did you read the part where they said they knew it was coming for "Decades"? and it is still in the proposition stage?
     

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