Obama’s EPA Regulations Will Cost Coal Industry $180 Billion & Cause Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

Worst. President. Ever.
In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle:

“Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers.”

He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket.

He wasn’t kidding.
In January the Obama Administration, for the first time ever, blocked an already approved bid to build one of the largest mountaintop removal coal mines in Appalachian history.

And, on Wednesday it was reported that Obama’s energy plans will cause electricity rates to necessarily skyrocket…
Just as he promised.
Via US News and World Reports:

Two new EPA pollution regulations will slam the coal industry so hard that hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost, and electric rates will skyrocket 11 percent to over 23 percent, according to a new study based on government data.

Overall, the rules aimed at making the air cleaner could cost the coal-fired power plant industry $180 billion, warns a trade group.

“Many of these severe impacts would hit families living in states already facing serious economic challenges,” said Steve Miller, president of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. “Because of these impacts, EPA should make major changes to the proposed regulations before they are finalized,” he said.

The EPA, however, tells Whispers that the hit the industry will suffer is worth the health benefits.

For the record… For every green job created by the Obama EPA, four jobs are lost in the economy.

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  • MrBlonde

    Ok, everyone go buy your coal fire powered car now too.

    Please tell me Boner is being primaried!!!!!!!

  • StrangernFiction

    Gutless, Oblivious, and/or Progressive

  • succotash

    Wow,Zilla#10,you said it exactly.

  • Will

    It’s kind of sad to see those posters agreeing the EPA and Obama without really understanding the devastating economic consequences it will do to the country. Wind farms is a documented failure worldwide and solar farms is not worth the cost as well as the space . This Administration as well as the Green supporters could not understand that we need alternative means of power production if we want to replace coal and oil to supply us with energy. Nuclear reactors needs to be built but we know that none will be built due to the fear mongering of the Green, anti-nuke activists and their political fiends in Washington.

    Without a reliable source of energy to run this country’s factories, offices, hospitals and farms. Jobs will be lost, food prices and other goods will skyrocket and oh yeah, the people most affected will be the poor, the weak, the sickly and the young. These people wants this country to commit suicide by it’s own hand and I think the American people should be the one to stop them. Either way, it has to begin now.

  • arnonerik

    We voted that damn fox into the hen house and now we are wondering about all the missing chickens. Wise up America! The only good Democrat if the one out of office and out of any position where they can do harm. These liars who claim to care so much about the poor, the elderly, and the children will destroy them as well as impoverish the rest of us. Obama and his socialist cronies are destroying the very foundations of this country and they are doing it on purpose. I would not only impeach , I would prosecute for conspiracy, grand theft, dereliction of duty, and treason.

  • the Boodge

    So, why can’t obama be removed from office by US? He is A DOMESTIC ENEMY and needs to be dealt with by those who took an OATH to defend this great nation!

    Exile his commie, muslim ass back to Kenya or wherever the hell he calls home (it isn’t America)!

  • OxyCon

    Obama’s EPA Regulations Will Cost Coal Industry $200 Billion & Cause Electricity Rates to “Necessarily” Skyrocket

    Fixed that title for you Jim…

  • http://www.sonoranalliance.com wanumba

    Until it hits his ability to supply himself with lobsters, $100 a lb steak and $399 a bottle wine, we’re screwed.

  • tommy mc donnell

    and the entire democratic party goes along with him.

  • saveus

    wannuba – the taxpayers are supplying him with his goodies
    lobster and waygu beef for him
    the shaft for us

  • Mad Hatter

    From “Hope and Change”, to “What The F*ck” in two and a half years.

    Is it November 6th, 2012 yet?

  • Mad Hatter

    And to think, his buddy that runs GM wants a $1 per gallon gas tax.


    I have never seen so many people that want to put the screws to the American people like Obama and the herd that follows him.

  • K~Bob

    We need more Condor Cuisinarts!

    At least after they strip-mine, they reclaim the area (often poorly, but it’s fixable, just like any earth-moving operation). Windfarms are ugly every day they exist.

  • Rose

    The thing that keeps shocking me is, after how well publicized his statements about crashing energy industries and causing utilities to skyrocket during his campaign before he was ever elected – why are so may GOP/Conservatives, etc still acting so shocked about his activities – keep saying, he doesn’t know what he is doing.

    His logic is perfect and flawless considering his stated goals. Why be so stupid ourselves instead of getting serious about stopping him?????????????????????????? Why keep waiting for Election after Election AFTER YET ANOTHER ELECTION????????

    I don’t get it!

  • Westie

    Put on your thinking caps, remember these tidbits from the botched 08 election because the 2012 Election is starting to play out very similar to 08! Once again we have the Rat/Rino uber-party versus the silent majority.

    Were you not disgusted when the Rat/Rino party nominated both Obama and McCain in the 2008 election, neither an acceptable President? Both candidates were proven liars, both had Soros support, both liars were supporters of open borders, eternal worthless wars against RoP, both supported the Bailouts, both were Globull Warmers, there wasn’t a spit of difference who would be the worst president just like O’Romney today.

    However McCain had a brain freeze and selected Sarah Palin as VP. Of course SP was not aware that McCain was nothing but the foil for the Rat/Rino Party, he was picked to loose in this election charade of the one party. But SP brought a real sense of winning and excited Conservative voters by campaigning as McCain would not….by October ’08 McCain/Palin had made up the deficit in polls and appeared to be taking a lead and then we had a ‘spooky’ intervention in the Financial Markets and all the R/R Party apparatchiks were screaming like the world would end.

    On CUE, McCain made sure to look the fool by cancelling an upcoming debate and rushing back to DC and did nothing but agree with the R/R party line. Remember that McCain prematurely pulled his campaign out of MI and SP resisted saying she and Tod would keep campaigning in MI? McCain was so dedicated to losing, when Palin was continuing to draw large, excited crowds and directly attacking Obama, McCain made sure to join her on campaign stops and tamp down the enthusiasm….remember him praising Obama, calling Obama a good American at he same time letting his own campaign staff leak crap about SP.

    Remember how the R/R Party stink against SP continued after the election…PALIN MUST BE DESTROYED!!! McCain’s crappy campaign staff continued to leak crap on SP, the D-rat media bashing and lawsuits drove her out of office, remember how the R/R party including McCain/Bachmann, etc never spoke in defense of SP after the Tuscon shooting…..

    Let’s not let this sham continue, it’s down to survival, WAKE UP, it’s us vs them!

  • big L

    if the GOP wanted to they could havevisited the filers of all these law suits aganst Gov Palin.
    And convinced these folks to stop or their brains wound be on the table.So to speak.
    I don’t know how it is done. But convincing gets across. But no. They did nothing. Just like Murcowski and miller. Wanted their buddy’s daughter in office. and that weird Harry REid and sharon Angle (?) Nevada election where Reid hardly campaigned yet won.

  • Scott

    He stands with his muslim brothers in OPEC…

  • Scott

    Barack Hussein Obama, the best friend of oil exporting despots around the world…No new nuclear, no new coal, no new refineries, no gulf drilling, no ANWAR drilling…Oh yeah, pay hundreds of thousands a piece for wind turbines from Germany and China, or built by Chinese labor commissioned by Jeff Immelt at GE…He has the mindset and politics of a freshmen at a small Northeastern girls college…


    #31…From “Hope and Change”, to “What The F*ck” in two and a half years.

    more like from hope & change to watch me fuc$ america and give billions to my moo slime brothers…

    odumbass needs to be impeached

  • http://biggovernment ponderon

    Obama is back to blaming economy on Bush, media outlets, and us the consumers.Weekly jobs claim just out for the week 427,000 new jobs claim.