Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Obama's EPA Admits Plan to Destroy Coal Industry

Who needs inexpensive energy in one of the worst economic climates in U.S. history?  The Obama administration is becoming more and more bold in their war on affordable energy:
EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding told the Yale University gathering, “Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country,” that “if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem.” 
Spalding went on to explain that the decision was “painful” because “you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal... we just think those communities should just go away... it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.
See the video here.


affordable solar said...

I understand that the decline of the coal industry is bad for these communities, but should we continue to use coal and support these relatively small populations when there are safer and cleaner energy solutions out there?

theKansasCitian said...

Small populations? Like the KC metro, St Louis metro, Cleveland & Columbus Ohio?

If you are proposing the creation of cheaper nuclear power, than let's have that conversation. However, if you are proposing wind and solar, let's talk again when it can be delivered cheaper and more efficient than other alternatives. As is, the environmental impact in terms of land and wild life of these so-called green energies is worse than that of clean coal and nuclear.