June 2, 2014 7:19 am -

Lawmakers in several states are acting to protect aging coal-fired power plants that President Obama’s carbon regulations would harm.

The Obama administration on Monday will roll out a plan to cut earth-warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, further diminishing coal’s role in U.S. electricity production in the process. The Environmental Protection Agency refused to confirm the details of the proposal Sunday. People familiar with the proposal shared the details on condition of anonymity, since they had not been officially released.

The opposition to Obama’s new carbon emission standards has been strongest in some states that have large coal-mining industries or rely heavily on coal to fuel their electricity. State officials say the new federal regulations could jeopardize the jobs of thousands of workers and drive up the monthly electric bills of residents and businesses.

D.B. Hirsch
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  1. John Tarter June 2nd, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Good. Obama has done enough damage to the nation with his wackadoodle policies. His latest initiative will only result in higher electricity prices for everyone and costing jobs. The sad part is you libs who continue cheering on this man who is causing even yourselves hardship. This proves once and for all that liberalism is truly a mental disorder.

    • TiredOfThemAll June 2nd, 2014 at 7:42 am

      That’s EXACTLY what WE said about Reagan and Bush.

      Why can’t you guys EVER come up with some original material?

      • fahvel June 2nd, 2014 at 8:01 am

        because their racial hatred is so ingrained that it prevents them from actually generating any electrical impulses in their brain (?).

        • Justin Volke V June 3rd, 2014 at 4:53 pm

          That’s a racist comment.

    • fahvel June 2nd, 2014 at 8:00 am

      I certainly hope you have the where with all to move next to one of the belching plants – just to prove your moronic conservatism and your depth of patriotism and caring for the children of tomorrow. Or get a job in W. Va. as a sand hog or tunnel rat or just a rat.

    • Roctuna June 2nd, 2014 at 8:05 am

      You wouldn’t say “good” if you lived downwind from a coal-fired power plant and all your trees have died from sulfur compounds in the air or you and your neighbors have experienced a higher cancer rate due to mercury poisoning. Why would electricity rates go up when most of the the coal plant generating capacity is expected to be replaced by natural gas, which is cheaper than coal? Some background info:

    • mea_mark June 2nd, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Those stuck in the past are the ones with a mental disorder.

      If those states had smart lawmakers, instead of fighting change they would ask for help from the federal government in adapting. They should be looking for incentives to build solar plants and put up wind turbines and other forms of clean energy. Why not look for help rebuilding their power grids to new and more efficient standards. There is plenty of work to do retooling for a brighter, cleaner future, look for help doing it, don’t fight to stay in the dark ages.

  2. craig7120 June 2nd, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Doe Run in Herculaneum
    Doe Run in Viburnum

    Lead mines devastated the surrounding communities, pollutants in air, soil, water left both towns scared for long periods. The human toll is at an undeniable rate, birth defects, asthmatics, cancers of various types are off the charts in the surrounding towns. When i started working, the 2 of 3 men I knew that worked the local delivering and switching the cars for the mines are dead. Both died of cancer, the engineer is still alive last time i heard but has respiratory ailments, he dollies a cannister of oxygen.

    We are a stupid species, mining an element that does so much harm to are bodies, just to make a dollar from its purposes.

    I guarantee stories like this are more common through out the world than stories of humans doing the right thing for mother earth and her inhabitants.

  3. Justin Volke V June 3rd, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Does anyone really believe that this will lower energy rates, and create thousands of new jobs? Nancy Pelosi does.