Obama to use EPA to Finish Destruction of the Coal Industry with New Regulation; Obama’s “Hope and Change” – Video

Above is video of Barack Obama promising he would “skyrocket” electricity prices. He can’t get the people’s representatives to buy into his insane plan, so he’s going around Congress by using the EPA to do it.

Complete insanity. Going around Congress with job-killing regulations: Obama’s “Hope and Change.”

POLITICO

The EPA will launch the most dramatic anti-pollution regulation in a generation early next month, a sweeping crackdown on carbon that offers President Barack Obama his last real shot at a legacy on climate change — while causing significant political peril for red-state Democrats.

The move could produce a dramatic makeover of the power industry, shifting it away from coal-burning plants toward natural gas, solar and wind. While this is the big move environmentalists have been yearning for, it also has major political implications in November for a president already under fire for what the GOP is branding a job-killing “War on Coal,” and promises to be an election issue in energy-producing states such as West Virginia, Kentucky and Louisiana.

The EPA’s proposed rule is aimed at scaling back carbon emissions from existing power plants, the nation’s largest source of greenhouse gases. It’s scheduled for a public rollout June 2, after months of efforts by the administration to publicize the mounting scientific evidence that rising seas, melting glaciers and worsening storms pose a danger to human society.

“This rule is the most significant climate action this administration will take,” said Kyle Aarons at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, one of a host of groups awaiting the rule’s release. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) has urged the EPA to “go ahead boldly” with the rule, saying the agency must step in where Congress has refused to act.

But for coal country, the rule is yet another indignity for an industry already facing a wave of power plant shutdowns amid hostile market forces and a series of separate EPA air regulations. Coal-state Democrats like West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin have joined the criticism, echoing industry warnings that the fossil fuel was crucial to keeping the lights on in much of the U.S. during this past brutal winter.

“You have another polar vortex next year, how many people will lose their lives?” Manchin asked at a POLITICO energy policy forum Tuesday. . . . . Read More

  • JW

    Time for Congress to dismantle the EPA

  • Brian_FL

    Absolutely, Couldn’t agree more. This is not how the framers of the Constitution envisioned our Government behaving.

  • Bradg70

    The Democrats in Congress and the White House won’t be satisfied until the US resembles Sudan. They are not good people.

  • Engineer66

    Now I understand why we have been overwhelmed with the idiotic Climate Change stories over the last month or so by the left leaning media / white house..

  • Brian_FL

    That’s right. All in preparation for pushing Obama’s radical agenda.

  • Brian_FL

    Obama’s “Hope and Change!”

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