EPA holds 12-hour hearings with environmentalists to slow coal production

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    The Environmental Protection Agency held 12 hours of stacked hearings in Washington, D.C. and Chicago on Thursday in favor of a regulation that analysts have concluded would kill the building of new conventional coal plants in the U.S.

    Among the participants scheduled to testify in consecutive five minute blocks throughout the day were multiple representatives from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and environmental activists from the Sierra Club, the Environmental Defense Fund, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Greenpeace.

    The proposed rule, reported by The Washington Post in March, limits the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by power plants to no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. While the EPA is keeping public comments on the regulation open until June 25, the dice have already been cast by the Obama administration against conventional coal plants, fulfilling a January 2008 campaign promise by the president.

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    Actually, what the EPA is trying to accomplish is what's being accomplished in China! As a matter of fact, Duke Energy is studying the Chinese methodology of "capturing carbon dioxide" which is about a third of the cost of the methods used in the US.
    China realizes the consequences of not protecting their environment from coal's carbon dioxide emissions. Thusly they are more advanced with their technology to resolved the issue.
    Real this article from Bloomberg: China Shows U.S. How to Push for Carbon Capture - Bloomberg
     
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    Let's abolish the EPA.
     
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    Conventional coal?

    I thought we had "clean coal" now.

    That's what the coal industry would have us believe.
     
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    Must destroy Coal Industry... Must destroy Coal Industry...[​IMG]
     
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    You really don't know jack about the issue, do you?

    There is no coal technology that doesn't produce CO2. That's what the warmist cult members mean when they refer to "clean coal." However, conventional coal fired power plants are quite clean in terms of the real pollution they emit.
     
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    And quite necessary in terms of the Electricity they produce.
     
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    We should. They are no longer about clean water and air. They are radical liberals with an agenda. Their top priority right now is making cap and trade a reality. They answer to no one except Obama. We should not allow individuals to have so much power.
     
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    What does the anti-environmental right assume everyone is as irrational and stupid as they are?
     
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    Whoever claimed that there was? Why do you insist on arguing against straw men?

    So the fuck what? I'm not a warmist cult member, whatever that is.The only cult I'm in is tthe cult of Tiger Nation. If you, like many skeptics, insist on babbling like a moron about cults and Al Gore then I'm afraid you will need to find someone else to respond to your posts.


    Compared to what? Can you name one form of energy production in common use that produces more pollutants than coal?
     
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