If you’ve been understandably focused on the increase in prices at the pump, it’s time to focus on another pending energy policy disaster that will hit your electric bill soon: the Obama administration’s War on Coal. After cap-and-trade failed, the administration’s fallback plan has been a relentless regulatory assault on our most abundant domestic energy resource. The U.S. Senate will finally have a chance to do something about it, possibly as soon as this week.
Remember Al Armendariz, the EPA bureaucrat who resigned for admitting he likes to crucify oil and gas companies? He was assigned to Texas and Louisiana to obstruct oil and gas production. What’s happening to coal is even more extreme, and now EPA bureaucrat Curt Spalding, assigned to New England, let slip what the most recent power plant regulations are really about.
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“If you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,” Spalding said. “You can’t imagine how tough that was,” he continued, “because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that.”
Read more at EPAabuse.com. By Phil Kerpen.