EPA seeks to cut power plant carbon by 30 percent

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  • Brio Alpine, UT
    June 2, 2014 9:55 a.m.

    Though their intentions might be positive, the President and his people are very naive in what this will economically do to our country. I had to roll my eyes when I read part of the press release that said this will "unleash a new economic opportunity".

    It will actually do exactly the opposite. It will cost a net loss of tens of thousands of jobs and help push a fragile economy back toward a continued recession. In addition it will significantly increase the cost of energy in many regions, which in turn will make our manufacturing sector less competitive on the global market.

    On top of that, until China (by far the world's largest polluter) and India make similar meaningful commitments (which they've thus far failed to do), whatever the USA does will have only a minimal effect toward decreasing overall world pollution. If China and India don't do the same, then our actions will cause much more domestic economic damage than any global pollution benefit achieved.

    If doing this would cause the "economic opportunities" the current administration is claiming, it would've been implemented long before now by previous administrations. It hasn't and won't.