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A few weeks ago Dan the Man said there were no coal-fired plants closing, my information was more rightwing BS...not his exact words but close enough. Obama's forced regulations are closing coal-fired plants and 10 of thousands of jobs associated with coal. Many are going into mothball status waiting for Obama to exit his office. These Obama regulations were enacted to drive up coal prices to make solar, wind and ethanol more competitive. Once again his failure cost jobs, business closures, increased energy costs....that we the consumers end up paying. There are thousands of news articles on this subject that Dan the Man is fully aware, but refuses to acknowledge, reason is, facts that show the damage Obama's policies are doing to our country he will not post. Dan the Man... fears the truth!

FirstEnergy to Deactivate Two Coal-Fired Power Plants in Pennsylvania

AKRON – FirstEnergy Corp. has announced that it expects to deactivate two, coal-fired power plants located in Pennsylvania by Oct. 9. The decision is based upon the cost of compliance with current and future environmental regulations in conjunction with the continued low market price for electricity.

The plants scheduled to be deactivated are Hatfield’s Ferry Power Station in Masontown, and Mitchell Power Station in Courtney. The total capacity of these plants is 2,080 megawatts, representing approximately 10 percent of the company’s total generating capacity, but about 30 percent of the estimated $925 million cost to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS).

In total, about 380 plant employees and generation related positions are expected to be affected. Eligible employees will receive severance benefits through the FirstEnergy plan or as provided by their collective bargaining agreement.

Following the deactivation of the Hatfield’s Ferry and Mitchell power stations, FirstEnergy will continue to operate one of the nation’s largest, cleanest and most diversified electric generating fleets. The company’s fleet after the deactivations will be comprised of 56 percent coal, 22 percent nuclear, 13 percent renewables and 9 percent gas/oil, and will have a generating capacity of more than 18,000 megawatts.

With the deactivation of these two plants, in addition to the nine plants the company announced for deactivation last year, nearly 100 percent of the power generated by FirstEnergy will come from resources that are either non- or low-emitting, including nuclear, hydro, pumped-storage hydro, natural gas and scrubbed coal units. The company expects to invest approximately $650 million in MATS-related control technology to enhance or modify existing air quality equipment or install new equipment on its remaining facilities. Following these upgrades, FirstEnergy expects to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides by 84 percent, sulfur dioxide by 95 percent and mercury by 91 percent below 1990 levels. In addition, the company expects to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 20 to 30 percent below 1990 levels by 2020.

The plant deactivations are subject to review for reliability impacts, if any, by PJM Interconnection, the regional transmission operator that controls the area where they are located.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Its diverse generating fleet features non-emitting nuclear, scrubbed baseload coal, natural gas, hydro and pumped-storage hydro and other renewables, and currently has a total generating capacity of more than 20,000 megawatts. Visit FirstEnergy on the web at www.firstenergycorp.com , or follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.

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Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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Newsflash! Nancy Pelosi is NOT Barack Obama.
Pelosi can say stupid shit all the live long day and it doesn't mean A THING about President Obama's legacy.
Can't you find ANYTHING that the actual President has done to create a negative legacy for himself? LOL!
LMAO... now Dan the Man is deserting Pelosi who he defended constantly during Obamacare and more. http://www.hu ffingto...nk3&pLid=343384

Dang he has achieved a lot. More people making less money, more illegal aliens in the country, a growing debt, he has apologized to just about every country on earth, our military is weaker and China's is growing. Other nations leaders won't even talk to him he is considered a joke, he has achieved making us much weaker while destroying our economy, what more could he hope to accomplish? Oh yeah there are still some kids not starving at school because of him and his wife's new lunch program. I think he is secure in a legacy of being the worse president ever.
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All that ignorance from racial hating rogers, no surprise there. Call me that other liberal. I know that pleases you, dumb ass tea bag.
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When Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, he "stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said,‘This plant kills.’"

Obama says Romney once said a coal-burning plant ‘kills people’

The Salem Harbor Power Station

Back on Feb. 5, 2003, Romney made several statements during a showdown over the future of the controversial, coal-burning Salem Harbor Power Station, in the Boston area.

A couple of years earlier, Massachusetts had passed new rules to reduce power plant emissions of nitrogen oxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide and mercury, to be phased in over several years. The mercury standard would not be finalized until 2004. As governor, Romney supported the rules, as he made clear repeatedly.

Massachusetts singled out its most egregious polluters as the "Filthy Five" plants, including Salem Harbor. Public health and environmental scientists at Harvard studied the emissions from two of the plants in 2000 and concluded that Salem Harbor was responsible for 53 deaths, 570 emergency room visits, 14,400 asthma attacks and 99,000 incidents of upper respiratory symptoms -- all per year.

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/state...
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Unnecessary regulations ? Sure, if you ignore the studies that have shown that mercury emissions have caused build-ups of mercury in 12% of women of childbearing ages that are so high that they could lead to reduction of IQ and motor skills in their children. Maybe, if you ignore the studies that show that the new standards will avoid 11,000 deaths a year, 540,000 days of missed work a year, and $40 -$90 billion in healthcare costs a year. Perhaps, if you think the DC Circuit Court of Appeals was off their rocker when they ruled in 2008 that the EPA had illegally violated the Clean Air Act by failing to regulate pollutants released by power plants.

If you are going to argue against the regulations, at least come armed with some facts instead of regurgitating the senseless bile that is spewed at you on Fox News. Try to do some thinking for yourself.

Coal is a killer. It kills miners, it kills children, it kills the elderly. It kills millions per year. It's less ethical than tobacco. Humanity must ditch coal.

Obama has nothing to do with plant shutdowns,,,keep tuning into FOX news,,,,,for all your misinformation!
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Paul Ryan wrote:
Unnecessary regulations ? Sure, if you ignore the studies that have shown that mercury emissions have caused build-ups of mercury in 12% of women of childbearing ages that are so high that they could lead to reduction of IQ and motor skills in their children. Maybe, if you ignore the studies that show that the new standards will avoid 11,000 deaths a year, 540,000 days of missed work a year, and $40 -$90 billion in healthcare costs a year. Perhaps, if you think the DC Circuit Court of Appeals was off their rocker when they ruled in 2008 that the EPA had illegally violated the Clean Air Act by failing to regulate pollutants released by power plants.
If you are going to argue against the regulations, at least come armed with some facts instead of regurgitating the senseless bile that is spewed at you on Fox News. Try to do some thinking for yourself.
Coal is a killer. It kills miners, it kills children, it kills the elderly. It kills millions per year. It's less ethical than tobacco. Humanity must ditch coal.
Obama has nothing to do with plant shutdowns,,,keep tuning into FOX news,,,,,for all your misinformation!
!LOL!

Plagiarized from a fool.com COMMENTS section:
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/07...

Stealing content is what stupid, dishonest people do.

Oh, wait. It's Homestead. Nothing new here.
Omar

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Ted wrote:
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!LOL!
Plagiarized from a fool.com COMMENTS section:
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/07...
Stealing content is what stupid, dishonest people do.
Oh, wait. It's Homestead. Nothing new here.
This is how intelligent people get there information azzwipe..no go run along and suck up some of Sean Hannity's baby gravy....LOL!
Ted

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Omar wrote:
<quoted text>This is how intelligent people get there information azzwipe..no go run along and suck up some of Sean Hannity's baby gravy....LOL!
!LOL!

"Intelligent people" cite the source of "there information" rather than presenting it as their own,'azzwipe.'

It's no surprise you don't.

In an understandable--but failed--effort to appear brighter, you regularly steal the comments of others.

That's what stupid, dishonest people do.
Omar

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I dont steal comments ,i rely on the news media to keep me informed....where do you get your news from, Your ass? LMAO! turn off the radio the tv and dont read any newspapers.........you'd be in the dark. oh wait you already are !
LMAO!

Keep dunking those soggy tea bags in cold water,,,,,,,,,,LOL!

And now back to Fox news with Sean Hannity and later on Bill O'reilly bashing the President ! LMAO!
Omar

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Mitt Romney is returning to the political stage — at least briefly — to attend an August fundraiser for the New Hampshire GOP, the first time the 2012 Republican presidential nominee will headline a political fundraiser since his November loss.

The Aug. 6 event will be held in New Hampshire's Lakes Region near Romney's summer home in Wolfeboro.

"New Hampshire has always been a special place for Gov. Romney. It's the state where he launched his presidential campaign, where he spends time with his family every summer, and it's a place where he will always have many friends and loyal supporters," New Hampshire GOP chair Jennifer Horn said, adding that she's "thrilled" Romney has agreed to help the state party.

Romney, 66, has spent recent months largely in seclusion moving between his homes in southern California and central New Hampshire. But he has hinted at a desire to play a more active role ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

He told the Wall Street Journal in May that he plans to re-emerge in ways that would "help shape national priorities."

His brand suffered after losing what was widely considered a winnable election, but Romney maintains a national fundraising network that could help generate millions of dollars for candidates, super PACs and party committees. He attended a three-day summit last month in Utah that featured prominent Republican fundraisers, a handful of potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates and even some high-profile Democratic strategists.

The New Hampshire Democratic Party seized on news of Romney's August appearance to launch its own fundraising appeal.

"It didn't take long for Republicans to abandon their pledge to rebrand after a disastrous 2012 election," the state party wrote in a message asking supporters to donate $12. "New Hampshire Republicans are bringing back their standard bearer — Mitt Romney — and his infamous 47 percent comments for an exclusive fundraiser on Lake Winnipesaukee this summer. "

All the money him and the Koch bros and Karl Rove swindled investors out of millions and the flipper still lost ! Mitt thought he had it in the bag !!!!

LMAO!
Faux News

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bengazzzzzzzzzzzzz
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fast and furious
cant pin one thing on obama unless you listen to that Nazi station FOX......LOL!
Ted

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Omar wrote:
I dont steal comments...
!LOL!

What a surprise! You're stupid, dishonest AND a liar!

OF COURSE you stole these comments:
Paul Ryan wrote:
Unnecessary regulations ? Sure, if you ignore the studies that have shown that mercury emissions have caused build-ups of mercury in 12% of women of childbearing ages that are so high that they could lead to reduction of IQ and motor skills in their children. Maybe, if you ignore the studies that show that the new standards will avoid 11,000 deaths a year, 540,000 days of missed work a year, and $40 -$90 billion in healthcare costs a year. Perhaps, if you think the DC Circuit Court of Appeals was off their rocker when they ruled in 2008 that the EPA had illegally violated the Clean Air Act by failing to regulate pollutants released by power plants.
If you are going to argue against the regulations, at least come armed with some facts instead of regurgitating the senseless bile that is spewed at you on Fox News. Try to do some thinking for yourself.
Coal is a killer. It kills miners, it kills children, it kills the elderly. It kills millions per year. It's less ethical than tobacco. Humanity must ditch coal.
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Ted

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Dan the Man Chambersburg wrote:
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The right constantly shrieks about waste, fraud, and abuse in the social safety net.
But you never hear a PEEP out of them about waste, fraud, and abuse in the military.
...until Obama is President.
I wonder why that is?
LOL!
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Lil danny BOY, FYI Obama is both executive leader of the Department of Defense and the Commander in Chief of the military.

It's surprising that you, BOY, finally begin to recognize Obama's executive incompetence by acknowledging the rampant "waste, fraud, and abuse in the military" under his 'leadership.'

Sad Lil danny BOY: plagiarist, racist, pathological liar.

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The BHO Legacy wrote:
Recent Headlines:
Obama Bringing Mother-in-Law Along on $100 Mil African Vacation
June 27, 2013
Obama’s Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Starts August 10
July 12, 2013
LOL! You're funny.

And SOOOO predictable.

Straight out of Karl Rove's playbook - accuse your opponent of the things you are guilty of.

When your President had more vacation days than any other President in American history, you accuse Obama of that fault. It's mindless and juvenile, but that's exactly what I've come to expect from you.

LMAO!

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Dave Rogers wrote:
A few weeks ago Dan the Man said there were no coal-fired plants closing, my information was more rightwing BS...not his exact words but close enough.
This is a bald-faced lie.

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Dave Rogers wrote:
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LMAO... now Dan the Man is deserting Pelosi who he defended constantly during Obamacare and more.
This is a bald-faced lie.
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there is no such thing as clean coal.......never was never will be... ask all the coal miners that have died of black lung. If you mine it or burn it,it's a deadly source of energy.
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REALLY, what A simple minded tea bag so DESPERATE
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NEWSMAX lower than pond scum. America KNOWS this is fact. Ha ha ha you ignorant boy wonder.
laura bush

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pick and choose wrote:
Republicans and Democrats alike want to know how Obama found the authority to
"pick and choose what parts of the law he'll put in place and when,"
the senator said.
Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/enzi-gop-obamacare/...
Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed?
Vote Here Now!
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