White House Stands Behind New Job-Killing Air Rules That Will Kill Thousands of Jobs & People – Media Stands Silent

Worst. President. Ever.
The Obama White House told reporters they will proceed with new EPA rules that will shut down 8% of all US power generation. The latest move by the EPA will affect 26 states.

New EPA rules will force Western coal-fired power plants to install haze-reducing pollution-control equipment at a cost of $1.6 billion a year. Pictured is the Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock, Wyoming. (IBD)

The White House said they will stand behind their new job-killing air rules that will totally devastate the Texas economy and put thousands of lives at risk. The White House cited their own bogus study insisting that closing the power plants will save 34,000 lives each year. (What rubbish!) They are using this lie to push their devastating policies on the people of Texas. They would rather see thousands of Texans die in the sweltering summer heat when their power goes out.
The AP reported:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday asked President Barack Obama to use his executive authority to prevent or delay implementation of stricter pollution standards, saying they will have an “immediate and devastating” effect on the state.

The standards have stirred up Texas’ largest energy companies, which say they don’t have adequate time to meet the deadlines without shutting down plants and jeopardizing the reliability of Texas’ electric grid. Implementation of the rules starts Jan. 1.

In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Perry said the implementation of the Cross State Air Pollution Rules will have an “immediate and devastating effect on Texas jobs, our economy and our ability to supply the electricity our citizens, schools and employers need.”

Perry released the letter as he tries to shore up support among conservatives in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

The White House said the new standards will save lives.

“We stand behind common sense, vital Clean Air Act protections for public health and clean air,” White House spokesman Clark Stevens said. “This rule will prevent over 34,000 premature deaths each year and ensure that American families aren’t suffering the consequences of harmful air pollution generated far from home.”

Obama’s EPA already killed 500 jobs in Texas. The largest power plant operator announced it would cut the jobs due to Obama’s latest EPA regulations.

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  • No Man

    Obama is dismantling the evil, racist private sector economy.

    He is replacing it with national dependency and destitution.

  • http://deleted RedBeard

    Cloward/Piven. And so it goes, with the media complicit and the majority of the population ignorant of what’s happening.

  • Finncrisp

    Now the Marxist “Misery and Malaise” Presidency becomes more reckless and more punishing. This man has unlimited capacity for evil and destruction. What a liar. He has no interest in creating even one job in the private sector. His reitrement to Kenya can’t come soon enough.

    What idiot would support this madness?

  • big L

    hey M’Cainiac, nothing to fear from Obama, huh?
    Hey Romney, Obama a nice guy ,huh?

    Americans! Look at those two staements and ask yourselves if the GOP will run any race at all against Obama. Remember. Almost all the GOP will still be in their jobs whether they run a competent election campaign or not.
    Romney is not going to attack Obama or his policies. He has already thrown in the towel. Sure he could be a great Pres, but not this time ,We need a fighter, a scrapper.

  • http://www.itsaboutliberty.com IronDioPriest

    I have a novel idea.

    How about the states refuse to comply with the EPA, tell their energy companies that they should go ahead, keep the lights on, and the full power of the state will protect them from interference by the federal regulatory body.

    Just disregard and disobey this unconstitutional edict. A government that does not abide by the rule of law is a lawless government. It must be met with boldness that they will call lawlessness, but which is in fact the same defiance that birthed our nation in the first place.

    The serial regulatory abuses of this government must not stand, and individuals and companies do not alone have the power to combat it effectively. States must stand by their citizens and their businesses.

  • http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/ LibertyAtStake

    “This rule will prevent over 34,000 premature deaths each year”

    Joe Biden must still be using the same calculator he used for Stimulus jobs “saved or created.”

    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

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  • Mark1957

    Has there ever been a regulation that increased jobs? Regulations, by definition reduce the flow of that which is being regulated, to hinder; as opposed to being unrestricted and wide open. there are rare instances where regulations are needed, but in most cases they do much more harm than good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dallas.grozny dallas grozny

    34,000 PREMATURE deaths? i’d love to see the “science” and “math” on that one. besides, over 37,000 people die in auto accidents each year. should we eliminate cars to prevent THEIR premature deaths?

  • Bob

    Looks like you fell into the great PR trap with your power plant photo. What you are seeing in the photo is not smoke from coal burning, it is water vapor. Standard news stories on air pollution have the bright reporter standing in front of the plant with white smoke billowing from a cooling tower. I’m 99% sure that your picture is condensed water and not deadly, people killing smoke from incomplete combustion and failure to remove particulate from the evil power plant.

    When you show a picture with lots of smoke, that most assuredly is water vapor, you are part of the great environmental brainwashing of America. The air is now cleaner than it was 40 years ago, yet the EPA continues to claim deaths, illnesses and a dire emergency. Showing pictures like this supports this BS. Most people believe stacks are spewing death when they see the stuff of clouds, condensed water vapor. Shame on you for perpetuating this farce.

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  • Fuquay Steve

    Now i’m startin’ to get wee-weed up.

  • JDF

    There are none so blind as those who refuse to see.

    Obama is an imposter, do something about it ASAP!

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  • Patty

    It is impossible and improbable they wouldn’t support anything and everything that is a crushing blow to our economy.

    This is the Obama decision time and time again, to take the opposite and not the brightest conclusion. JOB KILLING AND ABSOLUTE DEFIANCE WHEN IT COMES TO THE NATION’S RECOVERY.

  • lemonaide

    Ditto #6. States must start standing up to federal usurpation of power. Enough is enough.

  • Nelle

    We need a scientific study on the effect of seeing or heariing Obama on blood pressure. We may need to shut him down to prevent many thousands of premature deaths.

  • Ginger

    34,000 premature deaths a year is very heart breaking but is not caused by their so called air pollution. But, the demo-rats can allow (push) ABORTIONS of hundreds of thousands of unborn babies?????

    I loathe that SOB and his “workers”

  • J. Knight

    Somebody…anybody…in power, stand up….say NO. Ask the people to support you, and you would be amazed at the support. It’s time to tell these people no. The hell with the EPA!

  • Ginger

    Does any one know which 26 states that it will effect?