Once again, citing yet another example in a long list of examples as to why we need to abolish the EPA, which is filled with Obamaphile enviro-kooks.
This is going to raise the price of energy no matter how you slice it. It is being done intentionally. We don’t need new regulations, we need less. If it was not being done on purpose, Obama would not have said he plans to make energy prices skyrocket, and this would not be going in to effect:
(Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday the first rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new U.S. power plants, a move hotly contested by Republicans and industry in an election year.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal would effectively stop the building of most new coal-fired plants in an industry that is moving rapidly to more natural gas.
Close to 50% of all power generated in this country comes from coal. Can you imagine the economic impact this will have on you?
The natural gas that was mentioned, how do you find and extract that gas? Drilling. Obama has an illegal moratorium on offshore drilling and refuses to issue new drilling permits onshore. Rapidly moving toward natural gas? I think not.
Does anyone know how the natural gas reserves are found? Well, drilling, yes. But drilling for what? Natural gas? No, that’s not it. They are found by drilling for oil. Obama has virtually stopped oil exploration and drilling in this country. I dunno, maybe we can become Brazil’s best customer for natural gas too.
Republicans say a slew of EPA clean air measures will drive up power costs but have had little success in trying to stop them in Congress. Industries have turned to the courts to slow down the EPA’s program.
Some Democrats from energy-intensive states also complained. “The overreaching that EPA continues to do is going to create a tremendous burden and hardship on the families and people of America,” said Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia.
This is cap-and-trade by proxy. Obama and the EPA are climate kooks that actually believe the fairy tale of climate change even though the debate is over and science has proven beyond a reasonable doubt, there is no such thing.
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is a total and complete, 100% certifiable lunatic that needs to be removed expeditiously.
Just wait until next winter when you get your heating bills, living in a northern climate won’t be economically feasible for the average American. And you in the south, you better learn how to live without air conditioning, you’re not going to be able to afford it.