Top Obama EPA Official Admits to Plan to Destroy the Coal Industry in America (Video)

A top Obama EPA official discussed the Obama Administration’s plan to destroy the coal industry at a recent Yale University gathering of environmentalists.

EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding told the Yale University gathering, “Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country,” that “if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem.” Spalding went on to explain that the decision was “painful” because “you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.

This is the second video in a series revealing the truth about the Obama-EPA’s extreme agenda to kill fossil fuels.

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  • Ruebacca

    We need to import energy from George Soroes investments around the world.
    Domestic oil bad, Brazil oil good.
    Domestic oil bad, Brazil oil good.
    Domestic oil bad, Brazil oil good.

  • befuddled

    It’s wonderful that a representative from Texas and representatives from California can dictate what is best for Virginians. It is also wonderful that Virginians elected Hope and Change over food and shelter.

    And in 2010 there was high talk from Republicans of ending funding for the EPA.Instead, the EPA is still shutting down production,increasing energy costs,and handing out billions to “green” energy scams.

  • mg4us

    No Surprise OBAMA and his cronies want to shut down the Saudi Arabia of Coal production. . .

    Viginians & West Virginians, need to trow OBAMA out along with any DemocRAT Senator. . .

    As they say: Live Free or Die!

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  • deborah markey

    That is going to make one great ad for the Romney campaign to use in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio, and West Virginia :) :)!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Play it over and over again!!!

  • Redlite

    How can any one continue to support this crazy narsasitic sob? I live in acoal producing state and this effort would devastate our economy. On top of that without coal power plants this country would go dark in a matter of days. Without electricity this country would come to a complete stand still. And we would all die.
    Barry has to go!!
    Fortunatly he only has 5 months to complete his plan to destroy the country. But his czars will have from Nov-Jan to run the country into the ditch with their crazzyness

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  • NeoKong

    Sorry West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
    Just go away because Lisa Jackson has said so.
    Try Idaho…maybe you can farm potatoes or something.

    These are not left-wing campaign supporters.
    These are the Obama administration’s own people.
    He has to answer for theses people.
    CNN.
    MSNBC.
    ABC.
    CBS.
    NBC.
    Do your damn jobs.

  • olm

    There is no question that this administration is destroying this country to rebuild it in the wacky POTUS’ image of perfect.
    I can’t see how any American can stand behind this.

  • archtop

    #5 June 5, 2012 at 8:48 am
    deborah markey commented:

    “That is going to make one great ad for the Romney campaign to use in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Ohio, and West Virginia :) :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Play it over and over again!!!”

    ABSOLUTELY. Play it 24/7.

    Since coal provides over 50% of our electricity, I wonder if this EPA bureaucrat understands what will happen when we can’t produce enough electricity to meet our demands.

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  • Kissmygrits

    The people who live in coal producing states but not in the areas where coal is mined will also feel the effects of the shutdowns. There will be less revenue(taxes) collected so the state budget will have a shortfall. Who’s going to pay for the non-producers if the producers no longer work and pay taxes? hmmmm.

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  • Sasja

    Ignorance is not bliss. Anyone not in a coma should have known this was an objective before the last presidential election. You people who only vote for someone because of the initial following their name need to wake up. If a candidate is running on a platform which is not in your best interest, than don’t vote for him/her.

    Other than waiting until November to get rid of this scourge, what are we going to do about this situation now? What can we do? Let us not forget that even after the election when Romney is the winner, The Evil One still has plenty of time to wreak even more havoc before he is dragged from the WH kicking and screaming.

    And anyone who still supports this putz is a traitor to our great Republic.

  • anti-bho

    Anyone who doesn’t think they (obama and EPA) were serious about their attack on coal burning plants need only look at Sandy Creek Generating Station in Central Texas.
    There sets a brand spanking new coal burning power plant that was constructed with the very latest environmental technology, is rated at 900 megawatts of generating capacity (that’s a big’un) yet it is just sitting there off-line and waiting for those clowns to get voted out.
    There was rumours of some damage to the boiler tubes during test runs over a year ago but repairs of that sort do not take over a year to complete. No, I figure the reason is the threat of huge fines issued by the EPA.
    Vote ’em out people before they completely destroy the country.

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  • Patty

    Inhofe: Senate Will Vote in Next Two Weeks on Effort to Stop Obama War on Coal

    […….}

    Workers in Kentucky are also weighing in. As Politico Pro reported, President Obama lost to an “uncommitted” vote in 38 counties representing the Kentucky Coal Coalition and won just 44 percent of over 49,000 votes; he only carried 14 of the 38 coal counties; and overall carried the state as a whole with just 58 percent of the vote. In Arkansas, President Obama won the primary with less than 60 percent of the vote. In Ohio it’s the same story. When Vice President Biden visited that state recently he was faced with over 100 workers who will lose their jobs because of this administration’s aggressive regulatory regime. Their message to the Obama administration: “stop the war on coal.”

    These states have good reason to be concerned. Let’s take a look at how Utility MACT will impact some of the most coal dependent states.

    ARKANSAS – 40% of electricity; $70 million in annual payroll

    LOUISIANA – 9th cheapest electricity; $100 million in payroll

    MICHIGAN – 60% of electricity; 10th in coal use

    MISSOURI -80% of electricity; 6th in coal use

    MONTANA -60% of its electricity; 5th in coal production

    NORTH DAKOTA – 85% of electricity; 9th in coal production

    OHIO -85% of its electricity; more than 19,000 jobs

    PENNSYLVANIA – 52% of electricity; 5th in coal use

    TENNESSEE – 62% of electricity; $220 million in annual payroll

    VIRGINIA – more than 31,000 jobs; 13th in coal production

    WEST VIRGINIA – 2nd in coal production; more than 80,000 jobs

    These are real jobs that will be lost state by state.

    http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/47114

    Part of this lengthy article.

  • Patty

    Their message to the Obama administration: “stop the war on coal.”

    Can you even imagine real people with real jobs, the only job some have ever known. Their livelihood is in the balance because of OBAMA. PERIOD.

  • Granny

    #6 June 5, 2012 at 8:49 am
    Redlite commented:

    How can any one continue to support this crazy narsasitic sob? I live in acoal producing state and this effort would devastate our economy. On top of that without coal power plants this country would go dark in a matter of days. Without electricity this country would come to a complete stand still. And we would all die.

    _____

    Already a half-dozen coal-fired plants in Ohio have either shut down or announced plans to do so shortly because they cannot comply with the new regs.

    Additionally, the EPA has announced plans to dynamite 3 of the big hydroeclectric dams on the rivers in Washington State to protect some minor species or other. Note that these dams provide a huge chunk of the electricity for the West Coast, which already suffers from rolling power outages in the summer.

    The day that Obama took office he deep-sixed already approved construction of a second coal fired power plant for the Navaho reservation – an area bigger than all of New England, waterless, currently served by a single coal fired power plant. The significant number of residents who do not live directly in town have no water & no electricity.

    He intends to turn us into a Third World hell-hole, where those that have have in huge abundance and the rest of us are slave laborers.

  • coolidgerules

    In order to gain power, the regime has to, at some point, start stepping on the toes that brought them to power in the first place. The time has come.
    PA and WV mine workers- thanks for the votes, now go eat sh*t
    Black voters- we gave you lip service and thanks for being duped. Now go eat sh*t.
    Catholics- we appreciate you turning out. But you’re going to have to fund all of our birth
    control measures and eugenics anyway. Go eat sh*t.
    Jews- see Black voters.

    Hey libtards, you starting to feel used yet? The BOHICA regime could care less about any of you when the rubber hits the road.

  • jainphx

    But, but It’s all George W. Bushes fault can’t all you right wing nut jobs see that? //////////

  • Patty

    OT

    Barack Obama calls Mitt Romney ‘George’ in latest election gaffe
    President Barack Obama mistakenly confused Mitt Romney with his father George on Monday at a fund-raiser in New York – the latest in a string of election gaffes from US presidential candidates.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9311485/Barack-Obama-calls-Mitt-Romney-George-in-latest-election-gaffe.html

  • Redwine

    Notice that this EPA flunkey says that it’s painful for them – the EPA – not for the people. But they’re going to go ahead anyway. Absolutely disgusting. The EPA is yet another criminal front group being used to bully the people and destroy the country. Think Cloward-Piven.

  • lizzy84

    It’s tragic that nobody paid attention in 2008–the original oBama clip here:
    link:http://hotair.com/archives/2008/11/02/obama-well-bankrupt-any-new-coal-plants/

    {And why is he still leading in the polls in Pennsylvania? The GOP should be running these clips as ads 24/7 on every TV and radio station.}

  • Patty

    The Great Destroyer

    […]

    I firmly believe that Obama is heading this nation toward financial catastrophe, is greatly undermining our national defenses, the Constitution and the rule of law, is severely damaging our energy industry and our energy independence, is dangerously expanding government and smothering the private sector and small and large businesses, and is polarizing this nation in a way that we haven’t seen in many decades, along racial, gender and economic lines.
    [….]

    http://www.creators.com/conservative/david-limbaugh.html

  • Patty

    Pray American Voters WON’T BE FOOLED AGAIN. It all comes down to them.

  • BurmaShave

    “But [Lisa Jackson] had to do what the law and policy suggested.”

    Get that SUGGESTED!!! Not what the law actually SAYS!

    The idea that CO2 is a pollutant is idiocy on stilts.

    This is reason #139 for washing the ideological Obama Administration out with a deluge.

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  • owl

    The very first agency that needs to be eliminated is EPA. It would be nice to hear this out of Romney.

    Even in TX, EPA agents walk around like little tin Gods. It does not matter the issue, they have you nailed. If you are a farmer/rancher, you probably have a water run off problem. If you manufacture, it’s dirty air. It’s this and it’s that…………..

    EPA is worst than IRS. They are the judge and jury if you sell a rabbit.

    Obama is not a bumbling fool. He has been one of the most effective presidents in my lifetime. America has never seen such and I pray will not again. He has tied us into knots, leaked our secrets and told the others outright. He has signed, spent us into forever, and appointed Supremes that do not believe in our laws. He has taken our healthcare and shut down business. He has appointed a racist henchman to rain h*** down on our states and us, known as the AG.

    Obama is not a bumbling fool.

  • owl

    If we had ELECTED voices, some of this crap would have stopped.

    Yep, I am so darn mad at our ELECTED voices.

    So Issa…………….what exactly have you accomplished in shutting down this AG? Four years later, he is in a position to steal our election.

    Boehner is a disgrace.

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  • Patty

    Read this lengthy article.
    WHAT IS OBAMA HIDING?

    Barack Obama does not want anyone overseeing his actions as president. He does not want the incompetency and waste to see the light of day. He does not want fraud to be exposed. He does not want his ties to donors and their projects to be public knowledge.

    He does not want the American people to realize they have been taken for a ride.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/06/what_is_obama_hiding.html#ixzz1wvtRuLPO

  • Patty

    OT but this guy is as bad as Obama

    Holder’s Chutzpah

    What Attorney General Holder has been complaining loudly about, and launching federal lawsuits about, are states that require photo identification to vote. Holder calls this blocking minority “access” to the voting booths.

    Since millions of black Americans — like millions of white Americans — are confronted with demands for photo identification at airports, banks and innumerable other institutions, it is a little much to claim that requiring the same thing to vote is denying the right to vote. But Holder’s chutzpah is up to the task.

    Attorney General Holder claims that the states’ requirement of photo identification for voting, in order to prevent voter fraud, is just a pretext for discriminating against blacks and other minorities. He apparently sees no voter fraud, hears no voter fraud and speaks no voter fraud.

    Despite Holder’s claim, a little experiment in his own home voting district showed how easy it is to commit voter fraud. An actor — a white actor, at that — went to a voting place where Eric Holder is registered to vote, and told them that he was Eric Holder.

    http://townhall.com/columnists/thomassowell/2012/06/01/holders_chutzpah

    I AM HERE TO TELL YOU, THEY ARE MAKING IT HARD TO BELIEVE WE ARE GETTING A FAIR SHAKE AT VOTING PLACES. We need to come out in masses people, they need to be stopped in Nov.

  • http://symbolic-mirage.blogspot.com LL

    This only works if the current regime remains in power.

    I frankly hope that there is hope and change and they get booted from office.

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  • Befuddled

    Obama’s EPA Busy Shutting Down Energy Industry
    Over just the past six months, three refineries supplying about half the gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the East Coast have closed, including two owned by Sunoco Inc. They say they simply cannot make money anymore.

    Philadelphia-based Sunoco’s refinery business in the Northeast has lost almost $1 billion over the past three years as U.S. demand for gas fell and the cost of foreign crude soared.

    But over the same period, it had to shell out “significant expenditures for environmental projects and compliance activities” to satisfy onerous EPA mandates, according to the company’s latest 10-K report.

    In fact, it’s spent more than $1.3 billion just to comply with stricter EPA rules, which carry stiff fines or penalties for violations. Sunoco fretted that these regulatory costs would grow exponentially under the Obama administration, which has hit some of its refineries with fines.

  • kato

    Subprime is trying to destroy reliable power and replace it with green fantasy. And the repeated failures so far haven’t dissuaded him in the least as to the folly of his undertaking.

    I find it hard to believe that leftists can be so stupid, but there you are: Exhibit A resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

  • RockyMtn1776

    Obama told voters during his first campaign he would put the coal companies out of business and bankrupt the state if that’s what it took to achieve his goal. He also said the cost of utilities would skyrocket, but the voters didn’t care, the voted him into office.

    We here in Wyoming are sitting on an ocean of oil, natural gas and oil, most of which we are not allowed to use. Our only hope is a new President and administration who will allow America to become self sufficent, so many BOTH political parties have been gutless and totally unwilling to go against the green weenies. Votes mean EVERYTHING to them !

    Far to many of our elected officals have sold their soul and their country for money, power and votes. What do we do ? WE re-elect many of them !

  • bigL

    Obama wants to pull everyone’s chain when he makes the mistakes. They are written in to speeches . the left loves it bcause it mocks the right and their parents generation. The right is applled and gets mad. The latter is the key. Obama wants to ride people to react.

    As far a killin coal. If anothe power took over those states and announced we are the Enviro Army and the USA is a killer of he enviroment with all the coal. We are eliminating it. well there’d be an attack on these foreign troops. this killing coal is crazy as I read it is 47% of our power.

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  • Granny

    #33 June 5, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Patty commented:

    OT but this guy is as bad as Obama

    Holder’s Chutzpah

    Oddly enough, Jimmy Carter’s foundation that monitors voting rights worldwide RECOMMENDS photo ID of voter’s as a basic requirement for fair elections! Jimmy Carter!

  • DavidD

    Poor Lisa Jackson. It’ so not her fault–it’s the fault of those pesky policies.

    Is that it?

    So change the [email protected] regulations, then.

    Duh.

  • james

    We need to continue to expose agencies like the EPA for the terrorists that they are!

  • lizzy84

    the issue of coal.. @ 0:26

    They have it in for coal…oBama wanted to bleed the Country with a trillion dollar synthetic cap and trade market, but instead, he’ll settle for hobbling and bleeding it dry through regulation..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTxGHn4sH4

    The ‘Great Destroyer’..indeed.

  • bobdog

    “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”

    I read that somewhere. I didn’t see anything in there about a government agency having the power to destroy a legal industry through nothing but regulations.

    Not a damned thing.

  • Finncrisp

    The war on coal is fake , just like global warming is fake, just like fracking causing earthquakes is fake. NO ONE can present a factual basis for any of this stuff, but the Comrades in the WH continue to jam it down America’s throat.

    Hysterical rhetoric followed by iron fisted policy. You really want four more years of this crap?

  • http://. WillofLa

    And I’m telling everyone again, our EPA doesn’t do anything unless it gets the nod from Maurice Strong, the U.N. environmental extremist who runs and controls every single thing environmental in the world. How could that be possible, you ask. It’s simple when you have the kind of background Maurice Strong has. Let me ask you this, how is it that George Soros can do all he does, control all the stuff he controls? He and Maurice Strong are close buddies and hold the same beliefs, and are known to do big money deals together. Maurice Strong is a high level banker and financier from way back. That is his profession by trade. He’s a multibillionaire like Soros.

    How Maurice Strong controls all the environmental things around the world is he has established dozens of organizations and NGO’s that do his dirty work and he just runs around on his private jet monitoring these organizations progress. He and Obama are long time friends and that is why the EPA is so much stronger now than it has ever been, and that is because like Nancy Pelosi said when asked how she managed to get so much more done now than before, “We just needed the right President who believed in what we wanted to do.” Well, there you are. All Maurice has to do is fly in, meet with his sarogates in Washington, Obama, and tell him what the next step is in the plan for world control and Obama does it. Obama has given so much more power to the EPA that it’s it’s own government as far as making it’s own law it can force all these coal, hydroelectric power plants, gas, oil production, and all the other energy forms America has. Maurice Strong is in control of our energy usage, production, and developement.

    That’s why Maurice Strong has said that America is the greatest polluter in the world and it is America that has to pay the price. What do you think that means? It means that if he thinks it’s time to shut the coal companies down, that’s what Obama is going to do. It’s all done according to the U.N. plan to force America to give total control of our resources over to the U.N.. They are the ones who are setting the regulations. America coal companies pollute the atmosphere which in turn affects the weather over some poor African county causing a draught and their crops die and the people starve while we sit in air conditioned comfort. Maurice Strong hates the fact that the coal plants provide electricity to American’s so we can live in comfort while some poor country somewhere in the world doesn’t even have a single light bulb hanging from the ceiling and that is if they could even provide their own electricity.

  • Patty

    OT

    Let’s TALK HOLDER, ALSO HEARD HOLDER WAS DEPRESSED AND WAS CONSIDERING LEAVING. WHY DIDN’T HE?

    Latest Fast and Furious memo from Issa to Holder Wiretap memos.rom Issa to Holder on

    Another sternly written memo or will something finally come out of this?

    Looks like Issa got hold of some of the wiretap apps and is calling Holder out.

    From the last paragraph: “With the wiretap applications in possession of the Committee, the Department can no longer push such information away from its political appointees. These appointees were responsible for approving the reckless tactics used during Fast and Furious. Because of the wiretap applications, we now know which senior Department officials made these serious mistakes. It is time for you to honor your commitment to Congress and the American people by holding these individuals accountable.”

    http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2012-06-06-DEI-to-Holder-Wiretap-App.pdf

  • Patty

    OT but I am trying to put the negative where they belong. Smack nab on this administration:

    Something more about this irresponsible Administration:

    Teachers Union President Brags About Pushing Walker Recall in Schools
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/05/Teachers-union-president-brags-about-pushing-Walker-recall-in-schools

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  • YourMaster

    0bama just gave all those coal powered states a big ‘F*CK YOU BITCHES!’

    ….just like he did to the catholics…. hahaha… he not winning any of those states, they’ll go republican…. I wonder tho… how will 0bama feel after he loses his job….
    and Michelle 0bama has to put herself and her two kids into prostitution to pay their bills?

    ….they don’t mind killing millions of other workers jobs….
    but when it’s them that feels the extent of the misery from losing all the luxury
    .they may come to wish they never did things like this.

    ….let’s put romney in office, he may not be perfect… but he is at this time the lesser of two evils. …want to know why it’s bad for the EPA to do this… look at Cali… it lost 1/3rd of it’s wealthy from overtaxation, strict regulations, and unions…

    so do they want to end up like Cali.? Ca. can’t seem to convince enough producers/wealthy/businesses to come back to the state to pay for all the non-producers and social welfare recieptants …those states that implement these new EPA regulations on coal power plants and the industry… gonna lose a lot of jobs; and end up looking a lot like Ca. in the end… or worse, like Greece.

  • http://. WillofLa

    Environmenalism is not some dark, looming, thing that is encompassing the world that doesn’t have some head but rather this world encompassing thing that looks like it’s arms are wrapped around the entire planet, that has made everyone think that everything they do affects everyone else’s life no matter how small or large. No, it’s not that at all. It’s one damn man running the whole damn thing from his private jet as he whizzes around the world. That’s the only thing that is wrapping it’s arms around the planet is that it’s Maurice Strong’s private jet exhaust that is wrapping around the globe he spends so much time jetting from one place to another that the exhaust from his jet doesn’t even have time to disapate before he’s off again to some other foreign place to check on some organization or NGO he started.

    He had a hand at beginning our EPA to begin with back in the 70’s. He’s the one who started at the U.N. to come up with some way to convince people that their personal habits affect the life of some Bushman in Africa who is living a subsistance life while we are getting fat eating at McDonald’s. It’ was Maurice Strong who got with his buddies at the highest levels of the U.N. right under the head guy of the U.N., who started the IPCC. It was Maurice Strong who while working up the agenda of the IPCC who decided that they needed some scientific evidence to use as proof so that the report would put the teeth the IPCC needed in order to give it power to force change in the way developed countries use their energy resources. And that’s when Maurice Strong came up with these two scientists at East Anglea University in Great Britain. Maurice Strong went to these two guys and gave them the numbers the IPCC needed them to come up with in a way that it would show that it was man who was causing the planet to warm up harming the weather cycles. They are the ones who came up with the computer models that showed what the IPCC wanted shown. And that’s how all that got started, a agenda on the part of Maurice Strong, who by the way is a card carrying Socialist and you see now why he even has a agenda to take people’s right to make themselves as comfortable as they want, and his friends in the U.N. who are Communists who wanted to cook up a way to take money away from the developed countries and give it to the U.N. to fund bogus programs to save the planet and give the developing countries a right to survive as well as those who live so much more comfortably in the developed countries without having to develope the energy resources themselves and build the power plants to make electricity for themselves.

    See, it’s the purpose of the Socialist and Communist to convince the people of the poor nations that it’s the fault of those comfortable developed countries using up all the planets resources for energy that is the reason why they are so hot and uncomfortable, starving, and poor. It’s not really but we wouldn’t want the people in those poor African countries to find that out would we? And we wouldn’t want the poor people in those countries to find out that they could take care of themselves if it wasn’t that powerful countries like Russia and China who are plundering their country while they are telling them it’s somebody else, like American’s and their air conditioned houses and places of work while those poor people sweat to death.

  • http://. WillofLa

    #45 bobdog,

    Haven’t you heard? We’re a “Post-Constitutional” country now. That means the government doesn’t have a rule book by which to follow. They are making up the rules as they go along. That’s why the Senate is at a standstill and it’s because the Democrats made the rules a long time ago, when they saw that the Republican’s wanted to use the Constitution like it was supposed to be used to make law. The Democrats just came up with a new Senate rule that said you couldn’t do that, you couldn’t use the Constitution to make law, you had to make law the way their Senate rules said you could make law.

    It happened so much that after awhile there wasn’t any Constitutional law anymore, just Democrat rules to follow and if your bill didn’t follow those rules in order to become law, then it never made it out of committee and was dead. And if Republican’s tried to get rid of the rules that were prohibiting the Constitution from being used to make law, the Democrats would just shut them down with more rules of how to make law or change the rules and if you didn’t follow those rules then you couldn’t change the rules. But of course the new rules were made in such a way where you couldn’t ever change the rules.

    And it has gone like that ever since until there is no Constitution in our law making anymore, just Democrat rules.

  • 2amendment

    There is a revolution brewing…..

  • valerie

    The United States never did have the trouble that Europe did with coal-powered plants, because we started building them cleaner, sooner.

    Modern coal plants in the United States run clean. That’s why the EPA felt the need to regulate carbon dioxide — because everything else (that is, the real pollutants) had been cleaned out of the gas stream.

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  • http://. WillofLa

    #55 Valerie,

    That’s why I have always said that America has the cleanest air of any industrialized nation, the cleanest water of any industrialized country, and are the heaviest regulated of all the countries. Maybe that’s the reason why we have clean air and clean water. I do have to admit that it was the earliest regulations on American industries that did make them clean up their factories, and plants. Some of the filthiest rivers and lakes were cleaned up because the EPA forced them to clean them up. Now those rivers and lakes are the cleanest there are. All those places where you used to see old tires, broken bottles, trash, and garbage are all gone now and in their place is green grass and trees. I know that here in my town there are city ordinances to prohibit land owners in town to let their empty lots to become heavily overgrown or allow any trash to be put on it. Those laws were spured by EPA regulations on other stuff.

    But here’s the problem. If the EPA had stopped when they got the industries to clean up their factories, the land around the factories, the water around the land around the factories, dig up all the oil soaked ground and dispose it according to EPA standards and regulations, that’s all they actually needed to do. And that’s all they really wanted to do was clean up all the nastyness that American’s had not paid any attention to for decades. I can remember gas stations would dump oil drained from cars doing oil changes back behind the gas station on the ground. All that contaminated ground had to be removed by the oil company when the EPA was first started. And all such things like that. Like the acid rain that used to take place up in Canada from American factories and plants was stopped because the acid rain was killing and had killed lakes, forests, and land. That was stopped and years later the lakes have come back with fish in them, and the forests have grown back healthy. So the EPA regulations did what they needed to do. But the EPA didn’t stop there, they just kept going with more and more regulations until every single thing about the factory and plant were being covered with regulations that weren’t needed and had nothing to do with pollution. That is the problem with the EPA. Really there is nothing left for the EPA to do. They’ve got the laws in place where the water would stay clean, and not like Obama accuses conservatives with wanting to happen. It wouldn’t because the laws are in place and are okay. We should keep the ground clean, and not let heavy pollutants into the air. Because if we do it won’t take long before things would be back to like they were before the EPA came along. We knew we shouldn’t throw that oil on the ground, but we didn’t think it would matter if we did. So we just ignored the feeling and threw it on the ground.

    I think the EPA should have alot of it’s power taken away from it but I don’t think the EPA should be eliminated altogether. It does serve a purpose that is needed.

  • jeremy

    I would ask the question…”what would our founding fathers do?”. I’m sure Obama don’t care what their opinions would be.

  • arnonerik

    How is what Obama and his evil comrades in the EPA different from what Stalin did to the Ukrainian peasants in 1932-33. Seven hundred thousand people starved to death then; how many poor people must suffer today because of this draconian policy administered under the guise of saving the planet.

    The time is past due for people in rise up in defiance of Obama, the EPA, and junk science ruining the lives and welfare of so many Americans based on a weak theory of carbon emissions causing global warming. When will we realize that this Government only has power by the willing consent of the governed. It is time we took our country back!

  • arnonerik

    reply to #57 Willofla,
    The major clean up of our rivers and lakes was accomplished before the EPA was a government agency.

  • Patty

    OT

    On Anniversary Of His Death Watch Ronald Reagan Warn Us About Obama 40 yrs Ago

    Reagan summed up Obama in the first 5 minutes of a speech over 40 years ago.

    Video @ site

    http://dailyrushbo.com/on-anniversary-of-his-death-watch-ronald-reagan-warn-us-about-obama-40-yrs-ago/

  • RS

    Pain for the little people of flyover country…. hardly worth mentioning.

  • Patty
  • aprilnovember811

    I’m not surprised in over 200 years that an impostor managed to get elected as an American President. I am surprised that no one has stopped him. Believing we had a country who was actually protecting us from something like this, was a big mistake. The entire Federal Government is a charade. They are all criminal. We have those who are actively committing treason, and those who are supposed to stop it and don’t. I wish the worst evil on all of them.

  • aprilnovember811

    #58,
    They had enough, and decided they’d have to go to war, to free themselves. This isn’t a legitimate government, it’s a crime syndicate. The entire District of Columbia, should have a crime scene tape surrounding it.

  • obama is a fraud

    Obama,Strong, Sorus, Jarrett..all communists want to bebuild Africa. 8, the new muslim continent, 800 billion for Africa this is being paid for by EPA trumped up charges–shutting down America..Lisa Jackson..was Jersey’s worst nightmare..now its the US. Its the CAP & Trade…your electric bill will destroy the dream of
    vacations, college, cars, savings

    Hollywood is his Army–OHIO new kilo watt $347
    VA,MD.NJ $167

  • aprilnovember811

    #48,
    He’s an accessory to murder in the deaths of over 300 people, including two Federal Agents. He can’t leave, as a free man. He must be prosected for treason, along with the Kenyan acting as a president.

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  • Intellibronc

    Why the shock? Did you not see the video of barry saying he will kill the coal industry? This video is a couple years old at least. This imposter is intentionally bankrupting this once great country, why can’t anybody see such an obvious fact. Research Cloward-Piven and find out his tactics…..Wake Up Sheeple!!!!!

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  • Mindy Rodriguez

    Isn’t intertesting that Obama said he “would kill the coal industry” before he was elected; did not start it up again until now….he didn’t mean it then and I doubt if he really means it now…just another campaign trick…he has too many friends who own the coal industry and he needs their money and votes

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