As if he hasn't done enough to strangle US energy production, Dear Leader has tasked his minions at the EPA to crush what is left of the the coal industry on his way out. The new proposals are slated to go into effect during the (hopefully) upcoming lame duck presidency. The cost will be an estimated 10 Billion Dollars per year for US citizens, just for this proposal alone. This new regulatory nightmare is; as I have discovered; also illegal under existing legislation. It is required by law to disclose to the American public, any and all proposed new regulations before Oct. 31st. The lawless Obuma regime failed to meet that deadline...So what else is new.
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.
Carroll goes on to speculate that the mad dash is a result of panic at the agency over the possibility that Obama may lose the election. They would, in that case, have to rush out a bunch of regulations which, “would then be very hard for a President Romney to undo.”...Possibly Not...More at Hot AirThe independent and non-partisan Manhattan Institute estimates that the EPA’s greenhouse gas coal regulation will cost the U.S. economy $700 billion.
Full story at the Washington Examiner
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