At present, there are 308 new EPA rules waiting to be implementedagainst businesses. One of these rules was going to tighten restrictionson the emission of ozone. Due to political considerations, however,President Obama ordered the EPA to withdraw the ozonerecommendations.
Map of all counties that would not attain proposed 60 ppb Standard
If the ozone rule had been enforced, it would havemade 85% of the counties in America in violation of the new standard!The costs would have been astronomical. The EPA has openly admittedthat such restrictions would have cost counties between $20 billion to$90 billion! The EPA estimates are probably understated.
A 2010 study by the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI on the EPA ozonestandard warned that this extreme standard would have killed 7.3 millionjobs and added $1 trillion in business costs annually beginning in 2020.The ozone standard has only been shelved not rejected; presumably itwill be implemented after the presidential election in 2012. [William F.Shughart II, “How EPA Could Destroy 7.3 Million Jobs,” TheExaminer, November 12, 2010]
Other pending rules include forcing pesticide companies to change theircontainer labels. This means that every company that producespesticides must submit their labels to the EPA for approval! Someproducers will fear selling their products with the old labels for fear ofbeing fined. Changing labels will cost millions to implement.Another pending EPA rule forces farms in the Chesapeake BayWatershed to change how they feed their cattle and dispose of cattlemanure. The impact of this rule, once enforced will be felt nationally.[Diana Furchtgott-Roth, “Don’t Forget The Job Killing EPA, Mr.Obama,” RealClearMarket.com, September 8, 2011]
Coal Plants have been shut down across America because of excessive EPA regulations.EPA’s new regulations on coal are forcing several utilities such as American Electric Power, DukeEnergy, and Southern Company to shut down their coal-fired power plants because of the excessive costsinvolved in complying.
In addition, a study done by National Economic Research Associates reported thatthe EPA’s Cross-State Air Rule and Utility MACT Rule will result in the loss of 53,500 job-years in Ohio by 2020. That’s just one state. Coal Plants have been shut down across America because of excessive EPA regulations.The EPA is also blocking development of such important projects as the Keystone XL pipeline, which would pump oil from Canada to refineries in Texas. This pipeline would produce billions in revenue and thousandsof construction jobs! [“EPA Causing Job Losses, Blocking Job Growth,” Texas Insider, August 25, 2011]
The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee’s Republicanminority issued a report in September 2010 on the devastating impactthe EPA is having on job growth. According to the report, EPArestrictions on commercial and industrial boilers put nearly 800,000 jobsat risk! EPA standards for Portland Cement Plants put up to 18 cementplants at risk of shutting down, threatening 1,800 jobs directly and 9,000indirectly.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. The EPA is a job killer and LisaJackson is one of President Obama’s favorites in the administration. Shecan be expected to implement his anti-energy policies – policies he can’tget approved through Congress.
About Mississippi Coal Welcome!
It is an honor to have a moment of your day. We are in favor of all forms of energy. We care about the future of this great Nation and seek to expose the corruption behind the Kemper County CO2 capturing experimental Lignite coal Demonstration unit. Our Chief complaint is that the rate payers pay for it in their electric bills. The CO2 capturing does not produce electricity so therefore serves no purpose for the ratepayers. It is a money scam for Mississippi power and Southern Company.
Mississippi is first in following the (United Nation's Agenda 21) Kyoto Protocols for the regulation of carbon dioxide, a gas we breathe out of our lungs, by forcing the people to pay for it through energy bills and taxes.
Through the process of investigating the Kemper County Coal Plant issue, we feel criminal acts have been committed and that soon FCC violations will be added to the offenses. People are being lied to, deceived, or misled and therefore are fully cooperating with this Lignite experiment.
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