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Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants

There are 29 comments on the DispatchPolitics story from Mar 17, 2011, titled Feds propose air-pollution limits for coal-fired power plants. In it, DispatchPolitics reports that:

Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs.

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HowRad

Amelia, OH

#1 Mar 17, 2011
Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs

Obama said under his plan electricity rates would skyrocket. While "Cap and Trade" faded away they will achieve the same means through executive order.
yesiknow

Mount Vernon, OH

#2 Mar 17, 2011
Good job Obama your plan to return us to the stone age is on track.
Conservatives Lie

Columbus, OH

#3 Mar 17, 2011
The days of dumping mercury into the air are over. Deal with it.

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Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 17, 2011
Mercury causes neurological damage in kids It is a huge health hazard to growing children. Depending on what source you read, between ten and sixteen percent of US women of childbearing age have mercury levels that will pose a hazard to their children if they give birth.

Every river and stream in Ohio has hazardous levels of mercury. The major source is coal burning utilities.

These rules are long overdue. If industry officials really want to defend exposing Ohio kids to a potent neurotoxin and causing preventable, irreparable harm to children, let them make that case. I dont think they do.

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Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#5 Mar 17, 2011
HowRad wrote:
Federal environmental authorities say proposed rules to cut air pollution at coal-fired power plants would save lives and cut health-care costs
Obama said under his plan electricity rates would skyrocket. While "Cap and Trade" faded away they will achieve the same means through executive order.
You are a flaming jackass. Anyone who is against cutting mercury exposure to kids is just plain sick.
Ohio Lawyer

Columbus, OH

#6 Mar 17, 2011
Mercury is a "well-established neurotoxin".

Journal of the American Medical Association
William W

Marengo, OH

#9 Mar 17, 2011
Read the fine print on an Ohio Fishing License. Mercury poisoning is a real and present danger to all of us, not just a liberal cause.

The utility corporations profit as they continue to poison our air, water, soil, food chain, and families. The cost of removing mercury should come out of the corporation's profits, not paid for by Ohio families.

We have been poisoned for years by these businesses while being told to accept this mode of commerce or slide back into the stone age. The utility corporations continue to show record profits at the cost of the health of this region's people. Enough of this mode of poisoning-for-profit. Please.
Long

Columbus, OH

#10 Mar 17, 2011
overdue.
Forgive Me

Saint Joe, IN

#11 Mar 17, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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You are a flaming jackass. Anyone who is against cutting mercury exposure to kids is just plain sick.
But your "Do it for the kids" rhetoric is as old as that same line the teachers unions use.

You loons need some new material.
Champsummers

Cincinnati, OH

#12 Mar 17, 2011
$3 to $4 dollars a month? I don't want to say she's lying...Let's just say she is underestimating by a factor of 10.
Champsummers

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Mar 17, 2011
reader,

There are several examples of the EPA's overreaching and ridiculously low cost estimates. Just look at the CO2 standards for cars or Cap & Trade. Prime examples of the true cost outweighing the benefits. And then how about employment? Closing power plants during the worst recession in sixty years make about as much sense as a Moratorium on drilling in the gulf putting 45,000 people working on the rigs out of work and an estimated 100,000 dependent on them also out of work. Salazar says no new drilling for seven years. Obama feels their pain as he goes to Rio on vacation.
Nanny State Losers

Columbus, OH

#15 Mar 17, 2011
No coal, no nuclear.

Better learn to make candles, and start your stand of trees to harvest 20 years from now, because rolling blackouts will be commonplace by then if Barry gets his way.
VERUM

Columbus, OH

#16 Mar 17, 2011
The truth is that the economy will not recover until our energy crisis is solved. Higher energy prices causes high priced products, shipping of products, and ultimately jobs.

It is obvious, in light of Japan, that nuclear energy is off the table to make up for our energy deficiency.

Wind and solar power lacks the energy density of coal, oil, and nuclear energy, and have severe environmental impacts of their own.

Furthermore, China has locked up:

1) the intellectual property rights for wind turbines and solar panels;

2) the essential rare earth metals that are necessary to produce wind turbines and solar panels;

3)and has ensured that they can manufacture wind turbines and solar panels at a cost so cheap that we cannot compete.

Additionally, some may say natural gas is the answer, but the Obama administration has already stated that they want to severely curb CO2 emissions. The burning of natural gas to generate power, like coal, emits CO2.

Our choices are severely limited. As a country we are severely over our heads in debt. The only way that we can reverse the damage is to fire up industry. But as stated before, until we have cheap energy, nothing is going to happen.

The EPA and Obama is sucking the life out of the United States. Obama himself stated that his plans are going to shoot energy prices through the roof.



Were in serious trouble folks, and those in charge of directing the ship are guiding us into an iceberg field...
Unions sap taxpayers

Columbus, OH

#17 Mar 17, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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You are a flaming jackass. Anyone who is against cutting mercury exposure to kids is just plain sick.
If he is a flaming jackass, then your the organism that lives in the slime that rests on his jackass. The EPA provides no answers, just knee jerk regulations and fines. If the EPA had it's choice, it would be no nuclear, no coal and no gas. What's that leave, solar and wind? Do they really think the USA can exist on those two. Oops, sorry I said think. That would imply they had a brain.

No one wants our kids to have mercury exposure, but are you sure it is only coming from coal fired power plants or are they just easy targets for the fanatics?
David Scott

Columbus, OH

#18 Mar 17, 2011
Hillary Carpetcleaner

Westerville, OH

#20 Mar 17, 2011
Conservatives Lie wrote:
The days of dumping mercury into the air are over. Deal with it.
Now Obama wants America to deal with Plutonium in the air. Great trade-off. Deal with that!
HowRad

Amelia, OH

#21 Mar 17, 2011
Ohio Lawyer wrote:
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You are a flaming jackass. Anyone who is against cutting mercury exposure to kids is just plain sick.
If you are a attorney, which I have no proof your not, it would explain why you have so much time to post imbecilic posts. My advice is for you work like minded state representatives and have the laws changed so ambulances can not go over 10 mph, you might be able to catch one then.
Hillary Carpetcleaner

Westerville, OH

#22 Mar 17, 2011
Maybe we can go to Walmart and buy our electricity in a bulk package as most of their offerings are Chinese/offshore manufactured. This will assure cheaper cost and they can deal with the polution instead of the U.S.A.
Paul Not Paublo

Bowling Green, OH

#23 Mar 17, 2011
I will bet the coal miners union supported everyone in politics who wants to do this. Those of you who want electric cars better find a good generator to power your car. As for buying from Walmart, if they did not provide what people wanted they would not account for 10% of our overall econemy. Oh well just stop buying from them and and we can add 10% more to our unemployment. How about not blaming China, Walmart, and every thing else, and placing it with the people in this country who put themselves first, and our country last.
American Joe

Dublin, OH

#24 Mar 18, 2011
It's ok to have mercury in these new mandated lightbulbs but we have to regulate coal even more?

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