One More Regulation Should Do It

Posted on June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

President Obama plans to ask the EPA to write tougher rules on coal-fired power plants.

This keeps up, they’ll have to write the next set of rules by candle light.

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9 Responses to “One More Regulation Should Do It”

  1. Jersey McJones says:

    The coal will be there forever. Right now we’re having a natural gas boom, to the point where we’re exporting the stuff. We could be using that here, and we should. It’s cleaner and better for all involved, with the exception, of course, of the mining industry, which is a mess as it is. Who the hell are you supporting here, anyway? What? Are you heavily vested in coal???

    JMJ

  2. CCO says:

    The last I heard most of the US’s electricity came from coal. (See http://www.epri.com/Abstracts/Pages/ProductAbstract.aspx?ProductID=000000000001024951.)

    Coal is solid carbon (except for impurities like sulfur) so how in the Sam Hill do you lower the carbon dioxide production? (Well, carbon capture, and carbon credits; thanks EPRI

    I think I did hear something about some large scale natural gas power plants being built in California a few years ago, before bird choppers got popular.

  3. CCO says:

    Well, I stand corrected; according to the World Coal Association 45 percent of US electricity comes from coal; they cited IEA 2012 (and I don’t what that is), so that’s probably as of 2011.

  4. zzyzx says:

    While it’s true that currently we have a lot of natural gas available, it’s also true that we have acquired a good portion of that gas through fracking, which the left and the environmentalists hate and despise and would like to get rid of just as much as they want to destroy the coal industry. So…once this administration has accomplished that, and they’re working on it…don’t look for this country to be awash in natural gas anymore.

  5. Oppo says:

    “Are you heavily invested in coal?”

    Just one type — coke. KOCH !!!!$$$!!!!

    They fund this site.

  6. 4of7 says:

    The EPA wants to reduce carbon emissions by 30 percent?
    Well, shucks, that’s easy!
    Just produce 30 percent LESS electricity nation wide!
    What could go wrong with that plan?

  7. Man from Wazzustan says:

    @1- Are you heavily vested in coal?

    Rats, outed for my vest made of coal. And yes, it’s heavy.

  8. Harvey says:

    @7 MfW – See my vest…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nYbKipNtac&feature=youtu.be&t=21s

  9. Man from Wazzustan says:

    That was bacon worthy! Truly well done.
    Uh, wait. No, I meant …

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