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    Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

    Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants | Fox News

    The Obama administration is set to announce a rule Monday to limit carbon emissions in thousands of fossil-fuel burning plants across the country, a cornerstone of President Obama’s climate-change agenda and his first-term promise to reduce such emissions by 17 percent by 2020. The Environmental Protection Agency will ask existing plants to cut pollution by 30 percent by 2030, according to people familiar with the proposal who shared the details with The Associated Press.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues that the rule will kill jobs and close power plants across the country. The group is releasing a study that finds the rule will result in the loss of 224,000 jobs every year through 2030 and impose $50 billion in annual costs.
    He's been talking about the war on coal for some time, now it's going into affect.
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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

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    He's been talking about the war on coal for some time, now it's going into affect.
    It's a tragedy that will invariably hammer people with moderate income who will have too much money to qualify for the to-be-announced energy subsidies to the poor, and too little to shrug off the increase in their energy bills.
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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

    225k jobs lost ..... cut 30% emissions by 2030. Stretching out that decade thought process huh? One thing is for certain.....we will have to flip over anything Obama touched once we take the Presidency in 2016. Anything he touched and removing all who are associated to him.

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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

    Additional action on cutting emissions is long overdue.

    The proposed changes are very flexible. It allows states to use a variety of methods to reach the caps, such as putting in renewables, using NG, and setting up interstate cap-and-trade systems. It will reduce other pollutants, which will obviously improve health. Coal plants will have years before needing to retire; given how many of them are pushing 50 years of age, and how inefficient they are, I find it hard to see how that's such an awful thing.

    While I do not take the EPA's job numbers at face value, the same goes for the US Chamber of Commerce, which has long been a tool of the Republican Party. It certainly does not strike terror into my heart.

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    How long until the do-over begins. Can't wait for this turd to be out so we can hit the reset button.

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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

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    He's been talking about the war on coal for some time, now it's going into affect.
    I just read this morning that even Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, has said Obama's rules will cause electricity costs to rise 70 to 80 percent.

    Obama to Slam Power Plants with More Regulations

    This is a real concern for me. Here in Ohio we get our electricity from coal and our electric bills are already high. Looks like future cruises and travel plans will be put on hold to pay the electric bill. First it was the increase in premiums for health care thanks to Obamacare that cut into extra cash designated for fun tickets and now it looks like utilities are going to take the rest of it. Thanks Obama for robbing me of my joy in retirement.

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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

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    Lemme guess, another conservative outrage is just around the corner.

    For now, this is only a proposal. The EPA will spend the next year gathering comments from electric utilities, environmentalists, and anyone else who cares to weigh in. It will then issue a final regulation that takes effect in June 2015. States will then have until June 30, 2016 to draw up plans to implement the rule. - Source

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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

    Doesn't Congress get to rule on this new proposal, or are they too busy sniping at each other to even debate it?
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    Re: Obama administration to announce controversial emissions cap on power plants

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    Doesn't Congress get to rule on this new proposal, or are they too busy sniping at each other to even debate it?
    Not if they've effectively transferred that authority to the executive branch. Oftentimes when crafting legislation, they identify very general goals and give authority to a committee or agency to work out the specifics.

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    Not if they've effectively transferred that authority to the executive branch. Oftentimes when crafting legislation, they identify very general goals and give authority to a committee or agency to work out the specifics.
    That does seem to be the way it's going, give more and more power to the executive branch. Congress already abdicated the power to declare war, and now seem willing to allow the president the power to impose regulations that will cost the nation trillions over time. That's just not how the Constitution set up the balance of powers.
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