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Getting ready for a new war on coal

September 19, 2013

By the end of this week — possibly today — the Environmental Protection Agency must issue its latest proposals for carbon-emission standards on new coal-fired power plants....

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AaronS

Sep-22-13 10:08 PM

When the war on coal is successful suttle, will you vow not NOT to turn your tree hugging actions based in lies on the natural gas industry?

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Suttle

Sep-21-13 10:29 PM

Cheap natural gas will save the public millions. Coal is not clean and coal in not cheap...especially when you figure all the health costs associated with those who mine coal and those who breathe the dirty air that coal leaves behind.

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AaronS

Sep-19-13 1:47 PM

Any energy plan that does not include and "all of the above" choice will cost civilians millions on their monthly bill.

Hopefully, one of the Energy providers will see how harmful the Obama administrations policies are for those of us who work and file suit for an injunction to stop this abuse of power.

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neocurmudgeon74

Sep-19-13 10:37 AM

Random: I remember a news item about how electric cars will be required to have noisemakers. Asking what we want electric cars to sound like, since it seems peace & quiet is no longer an option. Cities build noise barriers beside freeways to keep traffic noise out of residential areas, yet we have to maintain the noise. No middle available on that road.

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RANDOM21

Sep-19-13 9:07 AM

Neo: Careful walking the middle of the road. Lots of two way traffic out there. Those little electric cars are so quiet you may never hear what runs over you.Sneaky little devils almost like their owners.

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neocurmudgeon74

Sep-19-13 8:40 AM

Environmental radicals know very well how much damage such standards will do - and they do not care.

The coal industry (& their servants in government) know very well how much damage business-as-usual will do - and they do not care.

Federal regulation that intentionally, gleefully places an entire industry and everyone who depends on it in a no-win situation should not stand.

Foot-dragging that intentionally, gleefully places an entire planet and everyone on it in a no-win situation should not be supported.

tens of millions of American families need to be enlisted in the fight - a losing one, at this point - to prevent the White House from doing irreversible harm.

There is seemingly no one left who can be enlisted in the fight - a losing one, at this point - to prevent the fossil fuel interests from doing irreversible harm.

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RANDOM21

Sep-19-13 7:29 AM

Natural gas does not magically transport itself to the site of the user. When DuPont put their small gas fired unit in operation the draw on existing service shutdown the residential lines due to lack of pressure. The new supply lines will have to be installed and older service lines will have to be segregated to insure small users are not literally left out in the cold. And the fact that there would not be storage of a backup supply onsite means a pipeline disruption would shutdown the power. Coal fired units have the ability to store weeks of fuel onsite and multiple ways to have coal delivered (train, trucks and barges). We must be very careful as to not put all our energy eggs in one basket. A rational plan uses a balanced approach not rolling the dice as to one provider being invulnerable.

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denver

Sep-19-13 5:10 AM

Instead of falling for the so called 'war on coal' rhetoric, maybe people could do a little background work and see that the mines are producing coal. They are also exporting it to the highest bidder at a record rate. Thanks to people like Senator Rockefeller.

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mythravere

Sep-19-13 4:04 AM

Coal is going to have a rough time of it in the coming years. Natural gas is going to be the go to fuel for power plants over time.

With coal you have to store large amounts of it on site. You also have to deal with the ash etc. Plus all the systems that are used service those concerns have to be maintained.

With gas you have none of that!

Looking beyond the regulatory concerns coal has a lot riding against it.

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