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As Obama destroys cheap energy production, nuclear regulatory reform becomes vital

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Congress can mitigate the president’s damage by stepping up to block his costly regulations while reforming the nuclear energy industry in a way that ensures public safety while reducing the cost of building plants and producing nuclear power If Barack Obama had his way, the entire nation would be powered by sun rays, windmills, battery packs and water pressure – anything but fossil fuels. Oh, and nuclear power, the other “clean energy.” Such a nation might make liberal progressives happy – at least until the first time the power grid failed, which would be often, and at least until they ...

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Would the solar industry even exist without taxpayer subsidies?

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The solar industry, like the wind industry, will take off on its own – or not – but it will all depend on whether there is a consumer demand for it, not whether a government program exists to subsidize it Most political observers know that President Obama, progressive that he is, believes that Man’s activities (and cattle flatulence) are two factors working in tandem to destroy the planet. As such, he has made it his mission to extinguish as many industrious, productive sectors of U.S. economy as he can, in order to “save us” from ourselves. In addition to that, ...

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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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