For John, BLUF: This is where people have to decide. Nothing to see here; just move along.
The Instapundit, Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds, must be out of touch, because the post we examine was done by Elizabeth Price Foley at 10:12 AM. This is a collection of links with solid explanations. The issue is the EPA deciding that it has authority to close coal fired electric power plans.
PUNCH EPA BACK TWICE AS HARD: The Obama Administration’s EPA has recently discovered, buried in obscure language (section 111(d)) of the Clean Air Act, that it has authority to demand drastic reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants. The net effect of its demands would be the shut-down of many of the nation’s coal-fired electricity plants, which are by far the most common and cost-effective means of generating our nation’s growing electricity needs. The Obama Administration’s goal of shutting down coal-fired plants is no secret, and the EPA Administrator has admitted that its proposed rule is not designed to reduce pollution, but in fact to kill America’s coal sector by “investing” in the Administration’s favored “renewable” energy sources, such as its disastrous solar energy “investment” in Solyndra.Remember how, back in 2008, President Obama promised to bankrupt the coal industry? I remember the clip. On the other hand, The Washington Post gives it two Pinocchios. I think they are letting him off the hook.
Go to the Instapundit link, because it goes on quite a bit more.
So, on this clean up after Earth Day we should ask ourselves: Is it really bad and time is limited? If so it is time to shut down ALL the coal fired electric power plants. Ration electric power. Go on the rotar, as the English did in 1974.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff