"So where I can act on my own, I'm going to act on my own. I won't wait for Congress." – President Barack Obama
Presidential candidate Barack Obama told us in no uncertain terms it was his plan to bankrupt the coal industry and force energy prices to skyrocket. And, here we go:
ARE YOU READY for high electricity prices and increased unemployment? Obama and his dishonest climate change army are shutting down the coal industry!
Electricity prices could rise as much as 80% thanks to Obama and his rogue, unregulated and unlegislated Environmental Protection Agency.
Obama has announced he will make strict changes to coal-fired power plants by using his EPA to enact strict regulations—thus ensuring that coal plants in operation will never be able to afford to modernize their plants and will be forced go bankrupt. No new coal plants will be built because it will not be economically feasible.
We will have fewer options that cost more of our hard-earned money.
Oh, here is a good plan …Let’s get that climate change problem fixed by DESTROYING the coal industry, the towns that survive on coal and the people, the real people who work in the mines and earn a hard living knowing the risks! Of course, when all is said and done, these new changes won’t have much, if ANY, of an impact on our environment, except to kill off all the coal plants and lay off all the workers.
The new rule proposes an emissions limit of 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour. New coal plants generally release about twice that. No one will be able to build a new plant and comply with the regulations. The technology doesn’t exist today to comply – it’s all a ruse.
Of course, you could capture the emissions and put them underground, but no one has been able to do that before on a commercial scale, and of course, the cost would be extremely prohibitive.
Hal Quinn, chief executive of the National Mining Association, says Obama is “impairing the backbone of the power grid.”
Ross Eisenberg, VP of Energy Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers says, “For the first time ever, EPA is becoming a regulator of energy. 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.”
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) reports that EPA regulations have led to the closure of NEARLY 290 coal plants this past year.
This is our government, hard at work.
Obama has tackled gay marriage, he’s tackled healthcare, he’s going after the Second Amendment, he has put illegal immigrants in the driver’s seat and he’s worsened race relations…and now Obama feels he can turn his attention to his grand climate change policy. Never mind dead Americans in Libya; never mind a disastrous and waffling foreign policy, never mind a failing economy and a looming budget battle.
Don’t you see? This is a mission…it has nothing to do with “urgency” or “science” or “planet Earth.”
Back in 1992 the United Nations wealth redistribution and “social justice” squad got together in Rio and handed down Agenda 21, deciding that “green energy” and “sustainability” were our future…based on science that, at the time, said nothing about the earth warming up and threatening us all.
Twenty-one years later, the science STILL doesn’t point to definitive global warming OR global warming caused by horrible humans inhabiting the planet with their cars and their air conditioners and their coal and yes, their hairspray! … HOWEVER, the U.N.’s Agenda 21 is still very much in play and the Left is still using the out of control EPA to end our freedoms.
Basically, Obama’s new coal-killing policies won’t make a difference in saving the planet from global warming…but even more ridiculous is the fact that scientists are having to concede that warming isn’t even happening in the first place!
In fact, the data shows that the earth is NOT warming.
The Associated Press obtained documents from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which shows scientists scrambling to “fix” the data and skew the summary so the report will line up with their storyline that the earth is warming and human existence is the biggest threat we face.
Countries including Belgium, Hungary and the good ole United States worked to “fudge” the data and use different analysis points to line up the numbers with their agenda.
Finally, a German climate scientist named Stefan Rahmstorf admitted the authors of the report were probably feeling “under pressure” to address why we are told to change everything about how we live in order to get control of a problem they cannot even prove exists.
Wildfires have decreased globally by 15%. A recent study indicates “there has been little change in drought over the past 60 years.”
In 2010, we spent $8.8 billion on federal climate spending; we spent $79 billion on climate change technology research, tax breaks for “green energy” and foreign aid for other countries to address climate change.
Obama loves a good crisis and he is going to use climate change as the impetus to redistribute wealth and promote his socialist agenda. His war on coal will unfairly influence the energy market while he lines the pockets of his “environmental-Nazi” friends.
National Republican Senatorial Committee spokeswoman Brook Hougesen said this is a “war on modernity.”
The thinking is, Americans have too much, and we should be ashamed of it. The more American’s earn the less wealth the Have Nots have! It’s crazy, we know!
So, when we end up living in mud huts like those in Africa, perhaps Obama will then take it upon himself to electrify those huts. Or, maybe we can just move to Africa.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer calls Obama’s policy, “nuts:” “At a time like this and also with high unemployment, a very sluggish economy sort of hanging on the edge, the president wants to introduce legislation that everybody understands is intended to kill coal. The regulations on the books already have made it impossible for an American to open a new plant. What this is going to do is destroy the existing plants, and this is why it is nuts. China and India are opening a new coal plant every week. Even if you believe in global warming, this is going to have zero effect on the climate.”
Senator Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is one of the outspoken opponents of Obama’s attack on coal, because of course his state has a lot to lose. Manchin called it a “war on America.”
Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) said it will “choke off good-paying American jobs.”
Obama wants to kill innovation and jobs in America. But apparently, only AMERICAN ENERGY is harmful and hurting the world. Only WE are responsible for death and destruction due to our prosperity.
China and India are quickly building up their coal plants; they will have access to affordable energy whenever they want it. Africa, too. Obama went there and pledged $7 billion to electrify their mud huts, but he’s ready to ration ours and increase costs.
Marc Morano from the website ClimateDepot.com says, “The Obama administration is being strategically brilliant by doing this behind the scenes. They're going to achieve everything…through the invisibility of federal regulations. "
The uninformed, they blame greedy corporations because they just raise prices to make more money for themselves. The truth is, these new regulations will hurt the poorest among us, the most. It’s sad how the media turns good-hearted people into sheeples using guilt against us.
What American can keep up with all this fundamental change! This president and administration are taking America down, industry by industry, child by child.
The federal government needs to get out of our business—LITERALLY. They have no reason to be interfering in our industries and ruining the lives of citizens for some vague ideology coming out of United Nations bureaucrats with nothing to do other than destroy American freedoms!