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November surprise: EPA planning major post-election anti-coal regulation

Posted By admin On November 5, 2012 @ 6:49 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Conn Carroll
Washington Examiner [1]
Nov 5, 2012

President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency has devoted an unprecedented number of bureaucrats to finalizing new anti-coal regulations that are set to be released at the end of November, according to a source inside the EPA.

More than 50 EPA staff are now crashing to finish greenhouse gas emission standards that would essentially ban all construction of new coal-fired power plants. Never before have so many EPA resources been devoted to a single regulation. The independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates [2] that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.

The rush is a major sign of panic by environmentalists inside the Obama administration. If Obama wins, the EPA would have another four full years to implement their anti-fossil fuel agenda. But if Romney wins, regulators will have a very narrow window to enact a select few costly regulations that would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.

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[1] Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/november-surprise-epa-planning-major-post-election-anti-coal-regulation/article/2512538#.UJenfW8xrIu

[2] estimates: http://www.manhattan-institute.org/html/ir_13.htm

[3] Obama Infographic Wins His “War on Coal”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-infographic-wins-his-war-on-coal.html

[4] Report: More than 200 coal-fired generators slated for shutdown: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-more-than-200-coal-fired-generators-slated-for-shutdown.html

[5] Obama’s war on coal hits your electric bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama%e2%80%99s-war-on-coal-hits-your-electric-bill.html

[6] Record number of coal-fired generators to be shut down in 2012: http://www.prisonplanet.com/record-number-of-coal-fired-generators-to-be-shut-down-in-2012.html

[7] Regulations, litigation force cancellation of Texas coal-fired power plant construction: http://www.prisonplanet.com/regulations-litigation-force-cancellation-of-texas-coal-fired-power-plant-construction.html

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