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Obama’s nationalization of the power grid will hurt consumers

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President Obama’s ‘clean power plan’ is neither good for consumers nor constitutional, but hey, its all about fundamental transformation By John Wood In 1973, the United States Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the Clean Air Act, which directed the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to regulate pollutants emitted into the atmosphere that would “endanger the public health and welfare.” In accordance with that empowerment of the EPA over the practices of private industry and state policy as it concerns carbon emissions, President Obama is in the process of giving new teeth to this requirement via a proposed new policy called ...

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EPA ozone regs in Texas will kill a booming economy

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Texas has been a job creation machine, but the Obama administration’s weapon of mass job destruction – the EPA – has its sights set on the Lone Star state In the lackluster Obama economy, there have been a few bright spots, in spite this administration’s efforts to quash employment and boost government dependency. Initially crippled by the Great Recession and hampered since by a tsunami of new regulations, compliments of the most left-wing extremist president ever to sit in the Oval Office, there have nonetheless been a few bright spots in terms of job creation.   Recently we reported that ...

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Obama’s EPA regulations will test the nation’s power grid much more than severe weather

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Whether caused by a [decreasing] number of major storms or because of new EPA regulations called for by President Obama, the nation’s power grid capacity will be stretched to its outer limits in the coming years As President Obama and his federal bureaucracy continue their war against coal-fired power plants – without having a plan in place to replace the plants that new Environmental Protection Agency emissions rules will force to shut down – there is another looming disaster to the nation’s power grid to consider: Outages due to storm-related incidents. “Last winter, the grid was pushed to the edge,” says one industry official. “With these ...

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Is the EPA is destroying electricity reliability?

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President Obama, via the Environmental Protection Agency, is set to impose new rules on coal- and gas-fired power plants that will result in closure of many of them, which will, in turn, reduce electricity at a time when the country’s economy and population is expanding New rules are based on questionable science and bad policy By the time the blackouts start, it’s like Obama will be out of office President Barack Obama has made no bones about his desire to foist more regulations on the country’s energy sector, and to do it he is using the power of the fourth branch ...

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The Obama administration is out to destroy small businesses – again

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President Obama’s administration has issued more regulations that have been fiscally harmful to small businesses than any other before him Small businesses are the drivers of employment, and any new rules that cost them more money will translate into fewer employment opportunities Regulations, especially Obamacare, are a major reason why employment and opportunity remain suppressed By Charles Greene The current administration has created more regulatory legislation than any other in our nation’s history. Annual regulatory costs during Obama’s first five years in office have increased more than $73 million, and the negative effect on businesses large and small has been enormous. ...

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Al Gore should be indicted for fraud

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The former vice president, and others, have predicted that by now, there would be minimal polar ice in existence because of Man-caused ‘global warming’ Climate data indicates that polar ice has doubled in just the last two years Al Gore has advanced and enriched himself pushing phony climate change propaganda, which has been used to adopt punishing public policies that have damaged key industries and cost consumers tens of billions of dollars  Former Vice President Al Gore has done very well since serving as second-in-command under President Bill Clinton. He has amassed a fortune of some $200 million since losing the 2000 election to ...

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Supply and Demand and Climate Change

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So the world, his wife and their pet paraquet is more than aware of the issue of climate change. It’s that global elephant in the room that politicians use as yet another excuse to introduce even more forms of legislation and taxation with which to blight the lives of ordinary folk. Only that’s not exactly true. For sure, our political masters do enjoy trying to tell the rest of us what to do, but the reality is that the influence they command is puny by comparison to that of the common man or woman in the street. Not on an ...

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