House backs bill to block EPA rule lawmaker says will 'make it impossible to build a new coal-fired power plant in America'

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  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 7, 2014 6:52 a.m.

    The federal government's energy policy: Fewer jobs, more food stamps, more unemployment checks and more healthcare subsidies, right Mr. President?

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    March 7, 2014 12:14 a.m.

    Tators : I believe that your assumption about these regulations are correct. I just hope when the blackouts began that those in the EPA and others who have a war on coal get their power cut off first

  • Tators Logan, UT
    March 6, 2014 2:47 p.m.

    Let me get this straight. If a group now wants to build a new power plant to support a growing urban area, the President's EPA standard or proposal would make it impossible (illegal) to build since the technology does not yet exist to meet the requirements set forth by the EPA. In other words, all future power plant plans have to be put on hold until and if at some future time such technology becomes feasibly available.

    I'm sorry, Mr. President, but that's just plain ridiculous. How is the country supposed to meet the growing demands for more energy if technology is requited that doesn't yet exist? This new bill to that requires newer technology levels of within the latest year is much more realistic and will keep improving and moving forward as technology does.

    Sadly, most of our pollution reductions are offset by the uncontrolled pollution coming from China, India and other less developed countries who are bound by almost no restrictions. To make a significant difference, all large pollution countries have to agree to the same or similar restrictions. That's not even close to happening yet.