Progressives Spend Over $60 Million To Force Half Of U.S. Coal Plants To Close In 2 Years

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is President Obama’s weapon of choice for his continued War On Coal. While the EPA is the publicly funded branch of the attack, Progressive groups are not shy from adding millions of private money to the fray.

The Huffington reports that The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are adding another $60 million in an effort to close half of all U.S. Coal plants by 2017:

The Sierra Club and Michael Bloomberg are upping the ante in their effort to close down coal-fired power plants, announcing on Wednesday another $60 million in funding for their anti-coal campaign.

“The Sierra Club is also raising its target for coal plant closures, setting a goal to close half of all coal plants in the U.S. by 2017. The group’s previous goal, set in 2011, was to close a third of coal plants by 2020. So far, the organizers have claimed victory on 187 plants, all of which have closed or are slated for closure in the near future.

If successful, the Sierra Club wants to see 166,000 megawatts of coal-fired power shut down or slated for closure in the U.S. in the next two years.”

Coal generates at least 44% of electricity in the United States.

If the Progressives are successful President Obama will finally be able to claim that he kept one of his promises; that his energy policy would cause electricity rates to sky rocket.

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