Quantico, VA

#1 Nov 4, 2012
November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation

November 4, 2012 | 11:44 am

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.

More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.

The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.

Environmentalists at the EPA pulled this trick before in 2000 when the Clinton administration rushed out a finding that Mercury emissions from power plants were a growing public health threat pursuant to the Clean Air Act. That finding did not regulate power plants itself, but it did force the Bush administration to begin a lengthy regulatory process. The Obama EPA has estimated that this regulation alone will cost the U.S. economy $10.9 billion a year.

Reached for comment, Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said:
President Obama won’t tell the voters of the Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania the truth about his plans to shut down the coal industry. Even after he loses on Tuesday, it appears that the President will still try to continue his efforts to kill their jobs and drive up their energy prices. Mitt Romney is committed to reversing the damage caused by the Obama Administration’s disastrous liberal agenda as soon as he takes office.

EPA & Obama picking winners & losers again.

Vote like your & your friends jobs depend on it.

They do !

Since: Jul 08

Ellijay, GA

#2 Nov 5, 2012
Here's the link if you don't believe it:

Here, you want something else? If Obama doesn't get re-elected, look what his EPA is doing day and night 24/7, crafting a destruction of anything that uses coal!

EPA emergency anti-coal legislation to be rushed through the end of November if Romney elected:

This is who we have in the WH now, see how devisive he is?
Working Joe

Coffeyville, KS

#3 Nov 5, 2012
What people fail to understand is our president is actually trying to destroy our country so they can then pick up the pieces and "fundamentally change America" into the communist utopia they envision.
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Ephrata, PA

#4 Nov 5, 2012
Unrestrained by the need to win another election - having a lot more "flexibility," as you might hear from Vladimir...

You aint seen nothing yet

Greenhouse Gas Regulations:

Premised upon farcically flawed climate alarm conclusions pitched by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which were even disavowed by EPA’s own internal review of the matter, the agency is proposing the first source-specific emissions standards for new power plants which are so strict they will virtually eliminate coal as a fuel option for future electric power generation. While EPA has punted on standards for existing power plants as well as refineries — standards which will further drive up electricity and gasoline prices, once these regulations are in place, we can expect the agency to proceed under auspices of its Clean Air Act (CAA) to issue regulations, industry by industry, until virtually every aspect of the American economy is constrained by strict bureaucratic permitting requirements. These rules are projected to cost more than $300 to $400 billion a year, and will significantly raise the price of gas at the pump and energy in the home.

According to the EPW report, this ominous precedent can apply to small private entities as well, including churches, schools, restaurants, hospitals and farms. If this seems absurd, consider that under proposed federal permitting requirements, a farm whose aggregate emissions exceed CAA permitting thresholds would be required to comply with costly permitting mandates and pay an annual fee for each ton of greenhouse gas emitted on an annual basis. Known as the “cow tax”, there would be a cost-per-animal outcome. EPA itself estimates that in its best case scenario, there will be over 37,000 farms and ranches subject to greenhouse gas permits… at an average cost of $23,000 per permit annually… affecting over 90% of the livestock production in the United States.
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Ephrata, PA

#5 Nov 5, 2012
The American Council for Capital Formation estimates that the new EPA regulations already in place will result in 476,000 to 1,400,000 lost jobs by the end of 2014. Management Information Services, Inc. foresees that up to 2.5 million jobs will be sacrificed, annual household income could decrease by $1,200, and gasoline and residential electricity prices may increase 50% by 2030. The Heritage Foundation projects that the greenhouse gas regulations will cost nearly $7 trillion (2008 dollars) in economic output by 2029.

According to the annual “Regulator’s Budget” compiled last year by George Washington University and Washington University in St. Louis, the employment of federal government regulators has climbed 13% since Obama took office, while private sector jobs shrank by 5.6%. In fact, if the federal government’s regulatory operations were a business, their $54 billion budget would make them one of the 50 the largest in the country… bigger than McDonald’s, Ford, Disney and Boeing combined. It’s high time we voters issued pink slips to those responsible for mismanaging that bloated enterprise.

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