Obama To Unilaterally Halt All Coal-powered Plant Construction

Obama Laser On Coal Jobs SC Obama to unilaterally halt all coal powered plant construction

As Barack Obama continues to pivot between pet projects designed to help him “fundamentally transform” this great nation, he once again sets his sights on the coal industry. Among his first campaign promises in 2008, he assured anyone interested in building a coal-fired power plant that they will go bankrupt “because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

Back then, he said that such entrepreneurs were welcome to take the initiative, despite his promise that doing so would mean economic ruin. The Obama of 2013, however, wants to rule out any possibility that another coal-powered plant will ever be built.

Reports indicate that he will release new regulations later this week that would set unrealistic goals for greenhouse emissions, effectively barring anyone from making a foray into the coal industry.

Experts say that the new restrictions are too narrow for even state-of-the-art plants, and redesigning facilities to more effectively capture the emissions would be both cost-prohibitive and involve unproven technology. Not only does Obama want to regulate any future plants out of existence; he has issued a directive for the Environmental Protection Agency to implement similar standards for existing plants by next summer.

National Mining Association CEO Hal Quinn accurately called coal “the backbone of the power grid,” noting that Obama’s actions prove “the administration discounts and does not appreciate the value of coal and how it can serve the country.”

Ross Eisenberg, Vice President of the National Association of Manufacturers, said the EPA continues to overstep its bounds as it relates to energy production.

“For the first time ever, EPA is becoming a regulator of energy,” he said. “The rule they’re putting out there is going to force choices as to which energy you use, and that’s a very disturbing concept for manufacturers, for businesses, for anybody that has to comply with these laws.”

In the end, of course, all consumers will be affected by skyrocketing power costs (which, by the way, was another campaign promise Obama managed to keep.)

While he might ultimately get his way, it won’t be without a fight from conservative legislators.

Republican Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky promised that Congress is “prepping a bill that would limit new EPA carbon dioxide controls on power plants.”

Obama, unfettered by the restraints our founders ostensibly placed on the Executive Branch, will continue sidestepping the will of the people until he either gets what he wants or finally leaves office. Here’s hoping for the latter.

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  1. Edwardkoziol says:

    Where the hell are the democraps from coal mining states who suck up to everything this jigaboo does.Step uo to the plate Joe Manchin you weasel.

  2. How much more bullshit do we have to endure under this communist screw up obama? Impeach him now! People cannot afford his ideas and agendas anymore! Putin would be better. It is time we reclaim our country once and for all.

  3. MuslimLuvChrist says:

    Obama‘s disastrous energy policies are leading America to a European model of energy poverty as evidenced by huge price spikes to consumers in Britain and Germany. “Obama’s EPA alone will destroy much of America’s economy, resulting in the

    loss of 2.15 million jobs and nearly 200 billion in electricity rate increases by 2020,

    according to recent expert studies.” If there is a keystone to modern society, it is the availability of relatively cheap and abundant energy. Low cost electricity is a staple of life. Obama and his radical appointees are generating a huge crisis for America in what they are doing to the cost and reliability of electric power for our citizens. Obama’s actions are a human issue, many Americans whose jobs and family livelihoods are being destroyed as he appeases his radical environmentalist, unionist, liberal elitist Hollywood character and other constituents. These good Americans only want to work in honor and dignity. But when their jobs and those of their neighbors are eliminated in the coal mining areas of America, they have no one to sell their homes to, which is generally their only possession. Thus these people, who only want to work, are prohibited from doing so and fall to the negative side of the economic ledger for the rest of their lives. This is not the America that I have always cherished.

    Elite environmentalists tell coal miners to build amusement parks to take the place of their mining jobs.

    Obama and those who insist on taking America down a path that will eventually lead to disaster for the country: Many prominent Americans are now discussing the need to impeach Obama…maybe you will want to be a part of this effort.
    Some of the latest problems with the EPA:
    The Florida Attorney General’s Office sued the EPA and prevailed when a federal judge in Tallahassee threw out the costliest of the EPA’s rules, the one governing Florida’s streams and rivers. In doing so, the judge found the EPA’s rules were not based on sound science and that the agency had failed to prove that its rule would prevent any harm to the environment – in other words, the

    EPA was found to have violated the law, get rid of these thugs!

  4. So, elected representatives get to direct an agency to write new laws (regulations) and sometimes the agency just writes what it wants. Where does it speak of agencies in the Constitution? And when did the federal government conceive and begin the various US departments of whatever?

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