Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Another example of the EPA war on the American economy

 The Economic Punishment Agency
"Georgia Power ... announced this week that it is asking state regulators for permission to shut down 15 electrical generating units -- the closure of four power plants in all. The utility company says new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency -- known as the Utility MACT rule -- will simply make the plants too expensive to run. The regulations in question are intended to reduce the amount of mercury released into the air. But in fact, they have every appearance of being a back-door attempt to regulate carbon emissions -- precisely the kind of scheme that then-Sen. Barack Obama had in mind when he acknowledged in 2008 that 'electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket' under his energy plan. (link)

Our metro Council loves the EPA and their regulations and has gone on record urging the EPA to vigorously enforce the clean air act including the Co2 standards which Congress never authorized the EPA to regulate but authority the EPA assumed. 

The Council should pass a resolution rescinding their previous EPA support, should condemn the EPA's unauthorized power grab, and condemn job-killing and unrealistic EPA regulations.

To read the resolution the Council passed and learn more about this issue see the following:
Josh Stites is not guilty of endorsing the EPA
The unanimous Council support for EPA CO2 regulation.
Robert Duvall and Duane Dominy explain their pro-EPA vote

Update on the 11/13/12 Council Meeting: Lifetime health care for Council members approved, EPA endorsement, fairgrounds ...

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