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posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:10 PM
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Government proposes first carbon limits on power plants

Right in the middle of the ObamaCare hearings !

The Administration and the EPA have a proposal for you !
(and it could raise your electric bill !)


WASHINGTON | Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:19pm EDT

(Reuters) - The Obama administration proposed on Tuesday the first rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from new U.S. power plants, a move hotly contested by Republicans and industry in an election year.

The Environmental Protection Agency's proposal would effectively stop the building of most new coal-fired plants in an industry that is moving rapidly to more natural gas. But the rules will not regulate existing power plants, the source of one third of U.S. emissions, and will not apply to any plants that start construction over the next 12 months.

The watering down of the proposal led some ardent environmentalists to criticize its loopholes, but a power company that has taken steps to cut emissions praised the rules.

While the proposal does not dictate which fuels a plant can burn, it requires any new coal plants to use costly technology to capture and store the emissions underground. Any new coal-fired plants would have to halve carbon dioxide emissions to match those of gas plants....

Story from Reuters


Maybe good, but will the corruption and thievery also be "reduced" ?




posted on Mar, 27 2012 @ 06:16 PM
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And yet another dagger into the heart of the economy.

It is obvious that the "little" people mean shi7 to these people.

This is a great time to start this crap...The economy is doing great


Down with all politicians, regardless of race


So out of touch with the struggling real world, it is unbelievable



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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You're not supposed to post this info in the midst of two major distracting stories sweeping the nation at the moment. You can only talk about this after it passes.



posted on Mar, 28 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho
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You're not supposed to post this info in the midst of two major distracting stories sweeping the nation at the moment. You can only talk about this after it passes.


I see your point.

Maybe the White House knows this ??

I'll have to email them and ask for advice.



posted on Mar, 30 2012 @ 11:48 AM
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Well, i think the actual shareholders would prefer the Natural Gas Turbine power

generators. Siemens and GE have some outstanding solutions with many sizes.

The price of natural gas is in a free fall. We have a glut of natural gas in the USA.

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Having said that, i would still like to see the EPA defunded and shut down.





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