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The Boobsie Twins' prophecy: Killing coal

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Friday, April 6, 2012

With its Environmental Protection Agency's proposed new rule limiting new power plants' greenhouse gas emissions, the Obama administration disregards what's best for America.

Aided by a U.S. Supreme Court directive allowing carbon dioxide to be classified -- absurdly -- as a pollutant, it's a way around cap-and-trade legislation's rejection. The rule effectively kills new coal-fired plants by requiring them to use prohibitively expensive "carbon capture" technology.

The past four decades show coal-fired plants already are efficient and clean. The rule attacks the source of about 45 percent of U.S. electricity, surely driving up utility bills, risking blackouts and setting back the holy grail of "energy independence."

Scientifically and economically unsound, the EPA diktat is political and ideological. And it long has been foretold by the Boobsie Twins in the White House.

Remember what President Barack Obama said during the 2008 campaign• "So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them ... ."

Added Vice President Joe Biden: "We're not supporting clean coal. No coal plants here in America. Build them ... over (in China)."

This is ignorance incarnate and social re-engineering at its most blatant.

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