New EPA regulations are forcing utilities to close coal fired power plants which will jeopardize the reliability of our electricity supply. Coal provides approximately 46 percent of electricity nationally and over 70 percent in many Midwest states.

Just last week there was a meeting of the regulatory agency whose mission is to ensure the reliability of our electricity supply.

Testimony provided by the industry and power grid operators around the country warned that EPA rules are going to cause blackouts and brown outs.

Jon Wellinghoff, the head of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and whose responsibility is to make sure we have enough electricity, is not challenging the EPA.

Just like Nancy Pelosi with ObamaCare — we have to pass it to see what’s in it — Wellinghoff thinks we have to see the regulations first to determine the impact.

For more on this, please read the press release from the National Center for Public Policy Research.