The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.We're a nation blessed with vast coal resources. No matter. The EPA now carries out policy that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008. Mr. Obama and his EPA allies must realize blackouts and brownouts will result from killing off electricity from this cheap and plentiful domestic energy source. Or, at the very least, that more Americans will find abundant electricity priced beyond their reach. The Obama team doesn't seem to care. They likely believe they'll be long gone from office when the lights go out, and a successor administration will get saddled with the blame when they do.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Obama's war on coal escalates
He's not waiting until after the election. The move to crush coal power continues. From the Washington Post: