The Obama administration changed the official U.S. position on the coming U.N. Arms Trade Treaty to impose restrictions on law-abiding gun owners from strong, unwavering opposition, to support for the treaty if passed by “consensus.” And in a 2010 speech, his under secretary for arms control told the audience: “We will work between now and the U.N. Conference in 2012 to negotiate a legally binding arms trade treaty, and we’ll need your help in achieving it. We have made that a fundamental policy commitment.”
The coal industry is crying foul over new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations which they say will be among the most be costly rules ever imposed by the agency on coal-fueled power plants. The result, industry insiders say: substantially higher electricity rates and massive job loss.
The EPA is imposing regulations on coal-fired power plants that will be too costly for them to remain open. The closing announcements are starting to roll in...
In West Virginia (5 Plants): http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/eyewitness/110609_5498.shtml
The US currently produces 45% of its electricity needs using coal fired power plants -- and Obama is now working with the EPA to shut them down. The regulations the EPA is considering will cost the coal energy industry $180 billion dollars to implement. To quote Obama when he was running for president:
"If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted."
Click on the link to listen to the audio...
June 18, 2011
By Anna M. Tinsley | Fort Worth Star-Telegram