Remember to thank Barack Obama when your electricity bills go up.

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    Sierra Club announced that Obama EPA officials will not allow mining at the largest mountaintop removal coal mine.

    Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took courageous action today to protect the people and waterways of Appalachia when Shawn Garvin, the agency’s Region 3 Administrator, recommended the withdrawal of the mining permit for America’s largest proposed mountaintop removal coal mine site, the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.
    In response Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune issued the following statement:
    “The Sierra Club praises the EPA, Lisa Jackson and Regional Administrator Shawn Garvin for staring down Big Coal and industry lobbyists and doing what’s right for Appalachians and hardworking Americans everywhere. This mother of all mountaintop removal coal mines would destroy thousands of acres of land, bury seven miles of streams and end a way of life for too many Appalachian families.
    “We stand with the local grassroots heroes who have spent over a decade fighting this largest mountaintop removal coal mine, and today’s announcement is a victory for everyone who has stood up for their air, water and health. While the coal industry has been cutting jobs and cutting corners in Appalachia, clean energy and efficiency investments there could generate almost 80,000 jobs by 2030 and save consumers more than $25 billion in energy costs.*






    “Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers
    Senator Barack Obama
    Speaking on Cap and Trade
    San Francisco Chronicle
    January 17, 2008




    In 2008 Barack Obama admitted during an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle that his cap and trade legislation would cause electricity prices to skyrocket and would kill the coal industry:
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wzNUZVv0A0&feature=player_embedded[/ame]

     
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    But But, It's necessary. :)
     
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    He's out to kill oil and gas E&P too. But I guess that's the scheme- render these industries impotent, then plow untold billions into green alternatives.

    Gotta love that EPA. They're tellling us that 15% ethanol blends are just peachy-fine too.
    Why has agriculture gone unnoticed for their contribution to air and water pollutions?
     
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