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    AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Obama and the EPA show that do not care how much they hurt financially strapped citizens. This will put even a bigger burden on the already struggling unemployed

    AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs - The Hill's E2-Wire

    Utility giant American Electric Power said Thursday that it will shut down five coal-fired power plants and spend billions of dollars to comply with a series of pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations.

    The company’s dramatic plan to comply with the regulations could give Republicans and moderate Democrats ammunition in their ongoing fight against EPA's efforts to impose new regulations aimed at limiting greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants including mercury and arsenic.

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Obama Superstar said he would do it.


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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    It is very expensive to retrofit a coal fired plant with a bag house and scrubbers.

    It is very expensive to retrofit a coal fired plant with a bag house and scrubbers.

    I watched the fight over Mohave Generating Plant in Laughlin, Nevada that went on for many years and a few years ago they finally closed it because they didn't want to retrofit it, and the affect on the air was over night.

    It cleared up and I assume it's still better than it was.

    There are negatives to closing a plant such as jobs. and of course the cost of power and possible shortages that can range far and wide.

    I would like to see the money spent to retrofit all these plants come from the money we waste on Foreign Aid, we could save the jobs and maintain the current power levels, not to mention, local economies.

    We could also use the same money could be used to change or to Natural Gas which burns clean.

    Why do I have to come up these ideas when we have all these so-called geniuses in office. Someone send this idea to all your people in Washington and include Obama.

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    My question is who elected the EPA? Who are they... this unelected subversive? We didn't elect them, we can't fire them and they're unaccountable to the public.

    Another dept. to close.

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Obama Superstar said he would do it.


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    How DARE you use Obama's own words against him!

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    How DARE you use Obama's own words against him!
    It's been a day and a half and the outrage from Obamatrons is deafening. I can't hear or see a thing?
    Oh! You mean they haven't been here to discuss this Leftist idiocy? You say they're busy sifting through Sarah Palin's emails?

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    My question is who elected the EPA? Who are they... this unelected subversive? We didn't elect them, we can't fire them and they're unaccountable to the public.

    Another dept. to close.

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    Who elected the Department of Defense?

    Regarding the closing - we had an opportunity to implement a market-based approach to emissions control. This type of system was first implemented by President Reagan and it outperformed the expected costs of the "command and control" proposal from the Democrats significantly. The same type of system came up under the Obama administration, and the Republicans (and some Democrats) voted against it.

    GOP shot down the market-based solution, so the EPA gave us the command and control approach because they are legally required to tackle this.
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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Who elected the Department of Defense?

    Regarding the closing - we had an opportunity to implement a market-based approach to emissions control. This type of system was first implemented by President Reagan and it outperformed the expected costs of the "command and control" proposal from the Democrats significantly. The same type of system came up under the Obama administration, and the Republicans (and some Democrats) voted against it.

    GOP shot down the market-based solution, so the EPA gave us the command and control approach because they are legally required to tackle this.
    Bill number? House or Senate?

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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    It is very expensive to retrofit a coal fired plant with a bag house and scrubbers.

    It is very expensive to retrofit a coal fired plant with a bag house and scrubbers.

    I watched the fight over Mohave Generating Plant in Laughlin, Nevada that went on for many years and a few years ago they finally closed it because they didn't want to retrofit it, and the affect on the air was over night.

    It cleared up and I assume it's still better than it was.

    There are negatives to closing a plant such as jobs. and of course the cost of power and possible shortages that can range far and wide.

    I would like to see the money spent to retrofit all these plants come from the money we waste on Foreign Aid, we could save the jobs and maintain the current power levels, not to mention, local economies.

    We could also use the same money could be used to change or to Natural Gas which burns clean.

    Why do I have to come up these ideas when we have all these so-called geniuses in office. Someone send this idea to all your people in Washington and include Obama.
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    Re: AEP says it will close five coal plants to comply with EPA regs

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    It's been a day and a half and the outrage from Obamatrons is deafening. I can't hear or see a thing?
    Your call for "outrage" implies that we "Obamatrons" must agree with you on the substantive issue. What exactly is the problem?
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