Five PA coal-fueled power plants to close due to Obama administration regulation

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    Five PA coal-fueled power plants to close due to Obama administration regulation « Hot Air

    We get on President Obama’s case for neglecting to keep his campaign promises, so it’s only fair to note when he fulfills them. In January 2008, Obama promised to bankrupt coal-fired power plants with his new environmental regulations. Consider this a promise kept:

    GenOn Energy Inc. plans to close five of its older coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

    The company, based in Houston, said Wednesday that tough new environmental rules make it unprofitable to operate the plants, which generate a total of 3,140 megawatts of electricity. The plants are in Portland, Shawville, Titus, New Castle and Elrama. Two plants in Ohio and one in New Jersey will also be closed. The company said the timeframes are subject to further review based on market conditions.
     
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    Thank God for the EPA.

    Mercury poisoning is a serious business.
     
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    Show us evidence of a single person poisoned by Mercury from a coal fired power plant.
     
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    There are less then 600 coal fired plants in the Country and the EPA with the OBAMA regulations will force over 100 to close in the next 2 years. Obama though asked the EPA to wait till after the election to enforce the rules, wonder why?
     
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    Except when liberals force faggoty curly lightbulbs down our throats of course...........
     
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    wasn't there already a thread on this?
     
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    You mean the EPA thats going to get mothballed after next January??:D


    If the air was 99.9999999% pure, this environmental nutter Chris and all the other radical tree huggers in here would still be having a daily nervous breakdown. If these k00ks had their way, they'd shut down coal tomorrow and put 2 million people out of a job and not think twice.


    k00ks suck
     
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    Good!

    Who in their right mind wants that shit funking up our air.
     
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    Yep. And the explanation was clear, the plants were obsolete. The author of this thread is a fool who actually believes (notice I did not suggest thinks) he can troll with immunity.
     

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