EPA Rules Will Shut Down Dozens Of Coal-Fired Power Plants

 

EPA rules will impact the supply of electricity to 22 million Americans.

Yesterday, the Associated Press published a listing of dozens of coal-fired power plants throughout the U.S. that will be closed because of EPA rules. The list includes plants in nearly every state in the union.

At least 32 are on the chopping block now and another 36 may have to shut down because of new EPA air pollution rules. These plants supply energy for 22 million households.

According to AP:

The fallout will be most acute for the towns where power plant smokestacks long have cast a shadow. Tax revenues and jobs will be lost, and investments in new power plants and pollution controls probably will raise electric bills.

The survey, based on interviews with 55 power plant operators and on the Environmental Protection Agency’s own prediction of power plant retirements, rebuts claims by critics of the regulations and some electric power producers.

They have predicted the EPA rules will kill coal as a power source and force blackouts, basing their argument on estimates from energy analysts, congressional offices, government regulators, unions and interest groups. Many of those studies inflate the number of plants retiring by counting those shutting down for reasons other than the two EPA rules.

 Read more at the Washington Post ….

Comments

  1. iftruthbeknown says:

    Jobs are scarce, so this administration believes it to be a good thing to….get rid or more jobs. Unbelievable!!!!!!

  2. Enviroterrorists at work. obama said before he was elected that he would do this and that "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." I hope it's only HIS supporters who will pay the higher prices.

    • It would be great if only his supporters suffered all that he's done to US! I didn't jump on that Obama bandwagon in 2008, but I sure am paying the price for those who did! Let's hope they wake up in 2012!

  3. Does anyone really believe the power companies affected are going to build new plants after they shut down the coal ones? They'll wind down the company and distribute whatever funds are left to the shareholders instead and that will be it. The areas they served will have no electricity at all.

  4. spotted owl says:

    Easy to find that coal fired or power plants of any kind and distribution lines are "unsustainable," in the Global Biodiversity Assessment, guidebook for the United Nations Environmental Program guidebook. Get out of the U N now.

  5. That is why Obozo will be in the unemployment line come January of 2013. When the Senate and House get tooken over by conservatives (which will happen in 2012) then alot of the government bs programs will be gone. Think about it people. Dont be dumb. The Liberals days are numbered, I can already see alot of people keying cars that have the Obozo/Biden 2012 stickers. 2 months ago 3 people that work for the EPA were getting harrassed by the local townsfolk in a restaurant. I think government workers should really start watching there backs because when they piss the wrong person off then who knows what will happen. There are almost 90 million gun owners in the US and they will be put to use pretty soon if things dont change.

  6. Longhpowell says:

    Electric vehicles are indeed better in many aspects if you consider saving exhaustible resources or even in case of reducing pollution. But the one thing that we ought to keep in mind always is that these cars run on batteries which can be charged. These batteries eventually run out which is indeed natural and can be replaced periodically but think about the time it would require to charge the batteries apart from the miles run on a full charge which is quite low when compared to the fuel economy of gasoline run vehicles. There is indeed scope for improvement but as of now, I’d say electric cars are expensive.
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