“The war on coal is a war against American jobs”

Via Forbes.com, Travis H. Brown opines on the war on coal.

Since 2008, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), under direction from the Obama administration, has effectively waged a war on America’s energy industry. While the most talked-about blow is the President’s failure to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline, the EPA’s announcement on June 2, 2014, that it will impose new regulations on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants that use coal, in addition to other existing and pending regulations, may prove the most damaging to employment, economic growth, and gross domestic product (GDP) on both a national level and a state level. …

In response to the EPA’s latest plan to regulate the energy industry, Indiana Governor Mike Pence stated, “[The proposed regulations] will cost us in higher electricity rates, in lost jobs, and in lost business growth due to a lack of affordable, reliable electricity. Indiana will oppose these regulations using every means available.”

13. June 2014 by Jason Hayes
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