Of course, Obama could veto the resolution and keep the rule intact, although that would force him to take full political responsibility for the massive impending jump in electricity prices.
coalnewbie wrote:Come on Sam let's ... spin some nonsense that these power stations were going to close anyway.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/ ... z1vdg3N9AP
Obama’s War On Coal Hits Your Electric Bill
By Phil Kerpen
Published May 22, 2012
Obama’s War on Coal has already taken a remarkable toll on coal-fired power plants in America.
Last week the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported a shocking drop in power sector coal consumption in the first quarter of 2012. Coal-fired power plants are now generating just 36 percent of U.S. electricity, versus 44.6 percent just one year ago.
It’s the result of an unprecedented regulatory assault on coal that will leave us all much poorer.
rberq wrote:Put "PJM Interconnection 2015 capacity auction" into Google, and read some of the articles that aren't as blatantly biased as Fox Not News.
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/05/ ... tric-bill/
Phil Kerpen is president of American Commitment and author of “Democracy Denied.”
plumb-r wrote:I think the sad part is if we are truly doing this to help stop global warming,
selling our coal to a developing nation,(lets say China) isn't really helping the planet because they can'nt burn it cleaner than we can. So the bottom line is who benifits from getting us off coal? Anybody got a good answer for that.
Regulatory Impact Analysis for the Final Mercury and Air Toxics Standards
The average effect on individual avoided IQ loss in 2016 is 0.00209 IQ points, with total nationwide benefits estimated between $0.5 and $6.1 million.
Economic Valuation of Human Health Benefits of Controlling Mercury Emissions from U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants
Changes in mercury deposition rates associated with reductions in power plant
mercury emissions are based on regional deposition modeling results from the EPA's
analysis of the Clear Skies Initiative. In its analysis, the EPA simulated current mercury
deposition rates and the changes in these rates that would result if power plants
reduced their mercury emissions from the current rate of 49 tons per year to either 26 or
15 tons per year. We used these predictions to estimate changes in deposition rates for
the freshwater regions, the Atlantic Coastal Region, and the Gulf of Mexico. Estimated
decreases range from approximately 1% to 10%. The change in deposition rates to the
All Other Waters region is assumed to be proportional to the change in total global
emissions that would result from U.S. power plant emissions reductions, which is less
samhill wrote:The abundance of gas & the almost no regulation of the fracking process is what is killing coal fired plants.....