Thanks Barack… 3 West Virginia Coal Plants to Close

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    Thanks Barack… 3 West Virginia Coal Plants to Close | The Gateway Pundit

    Three West Virginia coal plants just announced they will close this year. Metro News reported: Ohio based FirstEnergy Corporation announces it will close three coal fired power plants in West Virginia by this fall. The closings come directly from the impact of new federal EPA regulations. The plants to close are Albright Power Station, Willow Island Power Station, and the Rivesville Power Station. The company says 105 employees will be directly impacted. The three plants produce 660 megawatts and about 3-percent of FirstEnergy’s total generation. In recent years, the plants served as “peaking facilities” and generated power during times of...
     
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    Jobs lost and higher utility bills.

    Bam Bam calls that victory.
     
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    These old plants need to be retired.
     
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    Utility engineers and accountants should decide when they are retired, not politicians or imbeciles like you.
     
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    EPA is the best judge of when to retire them. They install remote monitors in the stacks and surrounding land areas.
     
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    Wrong. The EPA is nothing more than a coven of environmental extremists who somehow managed to get the taxpayers to fund their war on capitalism. They aren't the best judge of anything.

    And you think that's all that's needed to determine when to close a power plant? What the monitors show is that these power plants are perfectly safe.
     
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    And I suppose you are...
     
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    I'm not the one who drafted or supported regulations designed to shut down coal fired power plants. When the EPA drafted its new regulations, it simply determined how many coal fired power plants it wanted to shut down and then set maximum mercury limits accordingly. These new regulations have nothing to do with protecting the public health or the environment. Even a cursory examination shows they will have no detectible effect on either.

    The Obama administration hates coal and cheap energy and it wants to drive up the price of electricity from coal fired power plants so it can make "green energy" look more economically attractive.
     
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    The families that will be thrown into poverty, how sad.
     
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    That's how Obama demonstrates his concern for the poor: by throwing them out of work and driving up the price of their electricity.
     
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