Theodore's World: Obama’s big carbon crackdown readies for launch

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May 17, 2014

Obama’s big carbon crackdown readies for launch

Obama’s big carbon crackdown readies for launch

The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month, a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.

The move could produce a dramatic makeover of the power industry, shifting it away from coal-burning plants toward natural gas, solar and wind. While this is the big move environmentalists have been yearning for, it also has major political implications in November for a president already under fire for what the GOP is branding a job-killing “War on Coal,” and promises to be an election issue in energy-producing states such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Louisiana.

“This rule is the most significant climate action this administration will take,” said Kyle Aarons at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, one of a host of groups awaiting the rule’s release. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has urged the EPA to “go ahead boldly” with the rule, saying the agency must step in where Congress has refused to act.

But for coal country, the rule is yet another indignity for an industry already facing a wave of power plant shutdowns amid hostile market forces and a series of separate EPA air regulations. Coal-state Democrats like West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have joined the criticism, echoing industry warnings that the fossil fuel was crucial to keeping the lights on in much of the U.S. during this past brutal winter.

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Wild Thing's comment.............

Cha ching goes the energy costs.

Global warming is a hoax that democrats invented to scare the sheep into allowing the growth of socialism(growing government) and to enslave us

Studies prove that a Carbon Tax will drive up energy cost which would drive the U.S. economy deeper into stagnation. But that hasn’t prevented Progressives in Congress from pushing it as the solution to fighting fictional man made Climate Change.

Posted by Wild Thing at May 17, 2014 12:45 AM


Midas had the golden touch. obama has the feces touch.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at May 17, 2014 01:25 PM

Driving down a road at night and when you smell STINK from a SKUNK - one does not have to SEE the skunk, nor feel it nor taste it.... WE THE PEOPLE deserve all the STINK they can muster for they voted for this skunk not once but TWICE!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at May 18, 2014 01:20 PM