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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • “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.

  • 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!

    New Ad: Obama’s Social Security Number (SSN) 042-68-4425 Fails E-Verify System – 26 Sep 2011 issue Washington Times National Weekly edition – pg 5


  • 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?

  • feduptoo

    American Electric Power, is complying with Obama’s EPA, and converting from coal fired to natural gas.

    In 2010, this electric company asked and got 2 rate increases, they were small increases….now they tell us our electric bill will be raised by 35% to 40% due to converting!

    Plus, over 600 people will lose their jobs and never be rehired.

    Our coke plant, that supplied AK Steel, shut down due to Obama’s newest and more costly regulations….AK says they will look elsewhere for their resources.

    Here’s Obama’s hypocricy: HE IS NOT GREEN! China gets coal shipped to him from Wyoming and Washington, while in the Eastern part of our country, coal mines are shutting down due to his regulations.

    China bought into a south TX oil and gas field.

    Obama ok’s loans to several countries so they can drill for oil and build new refineries…still bans ours!

    Obama wants to stop any and all progress to revive our economy, he is working for foreigners more than his fellow citizens………that was his HOPE, for foreigners!

  • Hey, if the taxpayers are going to pay $200,000 per job created in the “American Jobs Act”, of course they have to pay to destroy jobs!

  • therese

    How in the world can they tell how many people have died from this so called pollution. Did they do an autopsy on everyone and look at their lungs. I use to be healthy until Obummer was elected now I suffer from anxiety, and depression. I wonder if I can get workman’s compensation ???

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  • debrobeaudean

    what will Obama do when he can no longer tweet his twits?

  • StrangernFiction

    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.


  • Bobbi

    Can’t Congress defund the EPA?

  • kansas

    Well the good news is his laser focus on jobs didn’t last long.

  • Mark

    There are a large number of governmental agencies which are run by presidential appointees. These appointees must be approved of by congress. What happens when the Congress and the President are all on the same party line is that the vast bureaucratic ship of state turns towards a direction that looks a lot like a centralization of power and a primary dominion. These are things which the founders of America sought to avoid.

  • Redwine

    Meanwhile, behind our backs, the regime appoints yet another “czar” who will take even more of our freedoms. Now, we get an electronic medical records czar, Judith Faulkner, who runs her own electronic medical records company (of course), wants to block any competition and is a big Dem donor bundler for Comrade Barry (again, of course).

    Please read and pass around: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/40560

    Whoever controls medical records, controls life and death policies (which is why Faulkner wants to block competition). When connected to the even more egregious and invasive Obamacare, there will be no limit on what an all-powerful regime, like the current one strives to be, can do to its citizenry from cradle to grave. It will affect and influence every aspect of life.

    This article needs to go viral. Our precious freedoms are being torn away and discarded by the intentionally regulations-laden policies of the current regime.

  • JoyO

    #6 — I agree with you wholeheartedly. The states need to refuse to carry out EPA regulations.

  • sturgis

    What difference does it make how many lives are saved? Is not medical care going to be rationed anyhow?

  • MamaGrizzly

    #29 September 27, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Mark commented:

    There are a large number of governmental agencies which are run by presidential appointees. These appointees must be approved of by congress. What happens when the Congress and the President are all on the same party line is that the vast bureaucratic ship of state turns towards a direction that looks a lot like a centralization of power and a primary dominion. These are things which the founders of America sought to avoid.



  • MamaGrizzly

    All they have to do to solve the problem is link legitimate improvements regarding to pollution to the lowering and elimination of the capital gains tax. This would harness the enterprise and ingenuity of American business to combat pollution.


    Better environment linked to better business and free enterprise.

    The entire business industry would go to town finding great solutions.

  • RT

    Since it appears none of you live in Texas let me say this: we have filthy air. What our governor and AG have been doing for a number of years now is wasting money fighting with the EPA over ways to clean it up. If the state government would quit wasting that money we’d have millions more to help create jobs, fix our abysmal healthcare system (we’re at #49 for citizens uninsured) and heck, maybe even hire some cops to patrol the border.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    Has there ever been a regulation that increased jobs?

    They all do.

    Regulation increases government jobs.

  • WillofLa

    Power shut downs are the sort of thing that used to happen in the Soviet Union, and still happens in European nations. Power, water, gas shortages happen in countries that don’t have the money the government needs to buy power from other countries to provide for their own people. Obama wants that here. Didn’t he say that, “America only makes up 5% of the worlds population, but uses 25% of the worlds energy.” , which is a damn lie. America produces ALL, ALL it’s own energy needs. As a matter of a fact we produce so much that we sell electrical power to Canada, and Mexico(I think, but I know for a fact we sell to Canada). Obama doesn’t want America to be energy independent.

    Did you know that there was a time in the not very distant past that we were 100% energy sufficient. We provided 100% of all the gasoline to American’s. There were hundreds of refineries, that were real small, not huge like today. But they are only that big because there are only a few refineries that produce all the gasoline America uses. But back then, like prior to the 70’s and the creation of the EPA, environmentalists running our energy Dept., and issuing their own laws concerning our energy producers like the electrical energy made from coal fired plants, the country was full of what I term “Mom and Pop oil companies” that were actually made up of a oil company belonging to a family that struck oil on their land to the point where they wanted to sell it. So they got together with other Mom and Pop oil companies and had their own refinery built so as to produce gasoline and oil products from their combined oil production from the oil found on their land.

    The EPA stopped all that when the EPA came up with “national standards” that all refineries had to comply with. The EPA kept coming up with it’s own reguations that each refinery had to comply with until it reached a point where the oil companies had to shut the refinery down and stop making gasoline. This caused the government to be put into the formula of seeing to it that America had enough oil to continue to provide the oil it needed to make gasoline at a reasonable price so as to keep commerce going, that it began buying oil from foreign sources and selling it to the American buyers who were created by this move on the part of the government. That’s when our problems began. Because sellers never were needed, they didn’t exist until the 70’s. That’s when we began our downward spiral.

    Obama has given the EPA the power to make law on it’s own and gives the EPA the authority to decide if those laws are actually needed or not. Only the President can tell the EPA to do or not do anything it does, regulate. Regulate what? For what reason? What ever the President wants it to regulate according to what he’s told by his advisors. And if they all were working for some environmental organization before they were picked by the President to head up or work for the EPA, we’re all screwed by these individuals and these kinds of Presidents.

    The EPA needs to be cut back to the point where it can only advise, not make it’s only laws. That needs to be up to Congress, not a government agency manned by some errant Socialist President like Obama.

  • Jenny

    How many states are in that lawsuit against Obamacare? Are these the states effected by the new EPA rules?

  • aprilnovember811

    This is all being done by someone born in Kenya. He’s a fraud.

    Obama In Kenya: I Am So Proud To Come Back Home

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  • MamaGrizzly

    Just link the cleanup to reduction in capital gains taxes. Easy. Then you’ll see it happen.

  • Joanne

    Why doesn’t Perry get ‘some’ and tell Obama to produce an authentic live birth certificate before Texas complies with his bullcrap.

  • Molon Labe

    This is what happens when you elect a Muslim who attends Wright’s church as president. What were you expecting?