EPA Hides Own Document On Power Grid Reliablity

America's future — thanks to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's crusade against fossil fuels.

Congressional investigators have recently unearthed a 934-page EPA report that was circulated within the Obama Administration.

In this report, the EPA concedes that it is “aware that concerns have been expressed by some, even in advance of this proposed rule, that this regulation may detrimentally impact the reliability of the electric grid.” It also admits that “sources integral to reliable operation” may be forced to shut down coal-fired plants and that this “could result in localized reliability problems.”

The report goes on to recommend that those who run the electric grid should start planning “as soon as possible” for “potential retired units.”

What does this mean? It means that the EPA knows its utility regulations will impact the reliability of electricity in the U.S. — but it doesn’t care. It is on a crusade to destroy coal-fired power plants regardless of the cost or the consequences. We should get ready for brown-outs and black-outs.

In fact, according to the Wall Street Journal:

This reliability section was gone [from the report] when the EPA released its utility rule proposal in May 2011. Why did it vanish? Where did it go?

This matters because the draft report contradicts EPA leaders who have publicly portrayed anyone worried about reliability as an industry shill. More importantly, as a technical and legal matter, issues that are excluded from the Federal Register mean that the public is denied the opportunity to meaningfully comment on them.

For more than a year the EPA has claimed that it doesn’t need more time to finalize the rule, only to reverse itself and extend the deadline by 30 days to mid-December. But that still leaves barely any time for the White House regulatory office to review the utility rule, even as the EPA continues to rewrite major elements that supposedly resolve the reliability question but that no one outside of EPA has seen. The rule hasn’t been submitted, while White House regulatory flyspecking usually takes 90 days.

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Comments

  1. Get these Communists OUT of my government.

  2. Abort the EPA now and stop its growth turn it into an adviser for the Congress to make any rules to affect this Country as it stands. Retract all EPA rules and revise them as they are reviewed and apply those rules that will not destroy us in the worlds market. Stop applications of rules that are going to stop Our Country from growing.

  3. Obama has to go out in 2012 and when that happens all the Federal Agencies He created should be eliminated! He has done everything He can to destroy our economy! Even though The Republicans are a manority in the House, it appears
    they are helpless to do much about Obama!

  4. Check out Obama's executive orders. Obama has ordered all federal agencies to work together to implement Agenda 21 policies and infrastructure. Next time you see crazy regulations coming down from one of the federal agencies, you will know why it was done.

  5. IHOPE CONGRESS IS WATCHING THIS BUNCH OF NUTS ( ACADEMICS ???) AS IS MOST OF oBAMAS ADVISORS ?????

  6. This just adds to the crimes this oranization has committed against the United States and its Citizens . RON PAUL for PRESIDENT !!!

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