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EPA’s New Power Plant Rule Will Kill Coal

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The list of lies continues from President Obama and his administration.

Now we can add the administration’s denial that the new regulation for new coal power plants is technically feasible to the list of lies ranging from ObamaCare to Benghazi.

My commentary, “EPA’s New Power Plant Rule Will Doom King Coal,” published by Real Clear Energy exposes the latest deception scheme from the EPA.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule for new power plants to limit greenhouse gases. If approved, the new regulation would effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants, marking a pivotal turning point in President Obama’s war on coal and the culmination of a lie arguably bigger than “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan.”

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy denied any existence of a war on coal in an interview with The New York Times last year, claiming, “We don’t have a war on coal. We’re doing our business, which is to reduce pollution. We’re following the law.” Only a tried-and-true bureaucrat could spin efforts to facilitate the extinction of an entire industry as something else than a war on that industry. It’s like the IRS trying to argue that the Tea Party wasn’t being targeted. The facts don’t lie.

Of course, EPA’s lead bureaucrat is simply following orders. President Obama has explicitly stated his goal to raise the cost of using coal to such a degree that it bankrupts utilities using it as a fuel source.

In 2008, then-Sen. Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle, “If someone wants to build a new coal-fired power plant they can, but it will bankrupt them because they will be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”

Read my entire commentary here.

Tom Borelli

Dr. Tom Borelli is a Newsmax TV contributor and radio commentator addressing political issues from a conservative grassroots perspective. As a columnist, he has written for The Washington Times and authored articles for Newsmax Magazine, Newsmax Insider and previously was a co-host with his wife Deneen Borelli on the SiriusXM Patriot channel. Dr. Borelli appeared on numerous television programs, including the highly ranked Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Hannity,” “The Kelly File," and "America’s News Headquarters." He has also appeared on Fox Business Network’s “Making Money with Charles Payne” and “After the Bell” as well as TheBlaze TV’s "The Glenn Beck Program" and "Dana!" Prior to working for public policy organizations, Dr. Borelli was a managing partner with the investment advisory firm of Action Fund Management, LLC and a portfolio manager for the Free Enterprise Action Fund (FEAF) where he used shareholder activism to challenge corporations that sought to profit from the growth of government. During his 25 years with the Altria Group, Inc., he built a foundation in public policy and issues management, drawing from diverse experiences ranging from basic research to corporate affairs. Dr. Borelli served as science fellow for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during the 100th Congress. Dr. Borelli has also published scientific papers on interferon and human leukemia.

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