EPA doing its job, no wonder so many panties in a wad!

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    EPA’s Regulation of Coal-Fired Power: Is a “Train Wreck” Coming?
    Congressional Research Service report Aug. 8, 2011

    from the Summary:
    Now where have we heard this recently?!

    So the "train wreck" for older, inefficient and was already "on the books" due to market factors, whether or not the EPA tightened and enforced its air quality regulations!

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    Source: Sue Tierney, “EPA Proposed Utility Air Toxics Rule –Managing Compliance in Reliable Ways,” Congressional Staff Briefing, May 9, 2011, p. 10. The chart is based on EIA Form 860 data. A similar chart produced by EIA itself can be found at http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=1830.

    The CRS report acknowledges the benefits of these new EPA rules and tightening of enforcement for existing rules. In one example, the clamp down on smog-causing sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide would help prevent tens of thousands of cases of bronchitis and heart attacks, with the potential to save 30-40 thousand lives/year. That’s a quarter trillion dollars in health benefits, compared with 3 billion per year in costs by 2014.

    “In most cases,” CRS concludes, “the benefits are larger.”
     
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    Those older power plants, while inefficient, were providing power. Shutting them down without newer replacement plants will stretch the power demand over fewer power plants and grids thus causing brownouts and planned rolling blackouts.

    Not only will energy be more expensive but when use goes up this winter people will freeze to death due to EPA and Earth First, Eco-Fascist do-gooders forcing an agenda rather than help provide cheap energy for the masses.
     
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    We need more mercury in our catfish, keep coal going!
     
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    Umm that would be the FDA not the EPA.
     
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    Hey, what's a few people freezing to death, after all it's for the Environment.

    Al Gore says so.
     
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    Use the little squiggly light bulbs DAMMIT! so the old folks do not freeze this winter.
     
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    More coal for Christmas stockings.
     
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    Can't wait till we can get someone else in as President so we can PUT THE BRAKES on these out of control agencies.
     
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    Then throw all of those CFLs in the ocean.
     

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