It’s fair to say the Obama regime is the most radical and punishing administration in US history.
And after two and a half years they continue to target the American people with their job-killing radical socialist agenda. This week the extremists in the Obama EPA pushed new rules on 26 states that will kill thousands of jobs, cost billions of dollars and increase electricity rates for every family.
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)
And get this… America-hating EPA director Lisa Jackson had the gall to claim that 34,000 lives will be saved from her latest radical job-killing regulations. Not 35,000 or 33,000… 34,000 lives. What absolute rubbish!
She is a criminal.
When is enough, enough?
JS Online reported:
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources.
The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states.
But Wisconsin utilities – whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere – will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions.
The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years.
A group of power companies known as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called the action one of the most costly crackdowns on coal ever.
Nationwide, the EPA estimated that utilities are projected to spend $800 million on the rule in 2014, in addition to $1.6 billion a year that’s been spent to satisfy an earlier version of the regulations.
But in a teleconference with reporters, EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson extolled the health benefits of cleaner air, including $120 billion to $280 billion in annual health and welfare benefits beginning in 2014.
EPA’s analysis found the rule will save up to 34,000 lives a year and prevent more than 400,000 asthma attacks as well as 19,000 admissions to hospitals.
And just think… It’s all based on junk science.
Lisa Jackson should be imprisoned for her radical policies that are costing Americans thousands of jobs and billions of dollars.
Her policies are criminal.