I waited til today to post a blog about what the EPA plans for citizens of the USA in the near future.
Fasten you seatbelts!
Ken Blackwell has written a news piece about the future effects of 30 new major regulations from the EPA–plus 170 major policy rules in the next several months.
Quote from Blackwell’s article:
“Even with 14 million Americans out of work and an economy searching for light at the end of the tunnel, the EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that will stifle economic growth. And with the speed that this runaway train is traveling, people in states like Ohio should be scared of the “train wreck” headed toward a town near you. Unfotunately, everyday Americans may not realize the impact of EPA’s “train wreck” of new regulations on jobs, the economy, and the price of essential energy until its too late. The truth is, even the EPA doesn’t quite know what these regulations might cost to implement.—-though various outside analysts seem to agree that, at minimum, the 10 major rules that the EPA issued in 2010 could cost the economy at least $23 billion and nearly ONE MILLION jobs.”
(that’s 23 billion we do not have in our treasury. Think China will float us another loan to kill coal production?)
Ken Blackwell is from Ohio so he looks at how these regulations and rules will impact the people of his homestate. Coal generates 90% of net electricity in Ohio. Energy consumption in Ohio’s industrial part of their economy is one of the highest in the entire USA. Blackwell says that the EPA regulations will guarantee that EPA will destroy Ohio’s main electricity source. The new regulations when put in place will cause 10 coal plant shutdowns and about 1000 job losses. Ohio’s unemployment rate already stands at 9% already you so you can easily see why Blackwell calls the EPA’ s new rules and regs. a “trainwreck”.
Another quote from the article: ” But the Bureaucrats in Washington D.C. and the environmental groups intent on stopping the use of coal in America aren’t worried about these good-paying, blue-color jobs in Ohio. Unfortunately for us, they consider EPA’s ‘trainwreck” to be an effective means to an end. An end to coal for sure.”
Blackwell compares the United States to Saudi Arabia, calling the US the “Saudi Arabia of coal.” The U.S. has huge reserves of coal as a source for low-cost energy production and this source is capable of stimulating and sustaining long-term economic recovery.
“So with industry analysts estimating that 22 percent of existing coal-fired power plants could be shut down, with 75 gigawatts lost (read: enough electricity for 56.3 million homes). It is understandable why there is fear mounting about when this “trainwreck” will be coming around the bend.”
Blackwell’s report is not for Ohio only. Think about all the other coal- producing areas of our country…..Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Montana, West Virginia..to name just a few. Think about the economic implications close to home.
And think about losing all that cheap energy at a time when gas prices alone have run up the cost of food, clothing….all our needs that have to be transported in huge semi-trailer trucks and on trains that need diesel fuel to run. For people who are not wealthy or on fixed incomes this represents more than a “Trainwreck”….it is an ecomomic disaster of a major tsunami plus an earthquake. That reminds me that the EXTREMISTS also oppose building any nuclear power plants also!
Are you ready for electricity blackouts nation- wide? Will you be forced to give up not only electricity, but heat in your homes since electricity runs modern heating systems?
Clearly the EXTREME Environmentalists have not even thought this out. Their only goal is to shut down all carbon- based energy production…..they have no viable alternative other than to have the USA return to primitive times around a campfire inside a twig hut. I have already blogged about how many wind towers it would take to light up just one big city. There is not enough space in the entire country to electrify a few big cities to say nothing of all the rural towns and homes.
One has to wonder about the sanity of such EXTREMISTS. And we are stuck with Bureaucrats and Politicians who actually listen to them!
Ken Blackwell. “EPA’s train wreck could leave many in the dark”
** Coal Producing States in USA: Montana, Wyoming, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado, Texas, Indiana.