Something is wrong here
In November a Kentucky electric co-op leader gave Congress an especially clear description of how federal Environmental Protection Agency rules are doing great harm without doing any good.
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#1 Dec 26, 2013
Certainly is. I considered brain damage but hard to believe that an entire state can get that. Must be something in the water, air and soil... Any states downwind of Kentucky take note..
Oh, and the EPA is without a doubt the MOST successful US government program since it's inception back in the 'killer smog' days of the 70's.
And just look at he spin them make. i.e
"The flurry of regulations makes it harder and harder to generate electricity with coal."
Well DUHH. Considering the externalized costs of coal (pollution, health, climate change) is bound to make it cost more relative to other cleaner fuels. That is just the market adapting to the REAL cost of coal.
"There is no clear replacement for that share of our electric energy."
Sure there are. NG, Nuclear, IGCC, etc all reduce emissions for the same power generated. The only REAL issue here is that Kentucky 'doesn't want to change' and is whinging like a 2 years old.
" EPA coal plant regulations are already reducing coal mining jobs and raising electricity costs."
So do mine safety standards, and that is cutting East Coast coal a lot. As well, many states are avoiding high sulfur coal from Kentucky for cheaper and less polluting coal from the West. And some areas are just getting tired of the health costs and having the ash pit their car and metal siding month after month.
The states downwind should get into the act and tell Kentucky to straighten up and fly right. THEY don't want the crap exported into their zones. Regardless of the climate impact., That is the least of the problems with 'dirty coal' power.
:"Tony Campbell points out, U.S. coal plants account for just 4 percent of world greenhouse gas emissions"
<sarcasm>Oh, look. I only dropped one piece of litter. That is nothing compared to the amount of litter that is dumped every day. So you cannot tell me not to be a litter bug, right??</sarcasm>
GROW UP Kentucky.
#2 Dec 27, 2013
The real cost of coal? Oh, you mean the increased standard of living? The longer life spans? The cleaner air? Envirowhackos really need to get a clue. Completely brainwashed by their Socialist masters and devoid of independent creative thought. And I've pointed out to you how safe coal mining is compared to many other industries, even so called high tech ones. Of course that goes ignored. Some people think that coal burning and mining is stuck in the 1920s. Look outside your rectum. There's a whole world out there.
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