While We're All Busy Watching Trayvon and SCOTUS..

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    Obama is busy making sure that "energy prices will necessarily skyrocket", as he promised during the last campaign.
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    EPA to kill new coal-fired plants through first-ever greenhouse-gas regulations
    POSTED AT 8:40 AM ON MARCH 27, 2012 BY ED MORRISSEY

    If you thought gas prices will never stop rising, just wait until you see what happens to electricity after the Barack Obama’s EPA gets its way. The agency will deliver on Obama’s election promise to bankrupt any new coal-fired electrical production in its first-ever regulations on greenhouse-gas emissions, the Washington Post reports. The new regulatory regime will all but guarantee that new coal-fired plants won’t be built to replace others shutting down:

    The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.

    The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt.

    Industry officials and environmentalists said in interviews that the rule, which comes on the heels of tough new requirements that the Obama administration imposed on mercury emissions and cross-state pollution from utilities within the past year, dooms any proposal to build a coal-fired plant that does not have costly carbon controls.

    “This standard effectively bans new coal plants,” said Joseph Stanko, who heads government relations at the law firm Hunton and Williams and represents several utility companies. “So I don’t see how that is an ‘all of the above’ energy policy.”

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    waltky Wise ol' monkey Supporting Member

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    Granny says purt soon there won't be no oxygen to breathe - den we all gonna die...
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    April 06, 2012 - CO2 also plays role in today's warming
     
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    buckeye45_73 Lakhota's my *****

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    I love climate change people. Do you really think Al Gore is going to do all the things he says we as individuals need to? I mean the guy has a bunch of homes has more of a carbon footprint than some states. And you think he's gonna put hg filled lightbulbs in his house and turn down his tstat....oh and he wont burn fossil fuels like oil, gas, coal, ect......Good luck!
     

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