EPA’s New Power Plant Rule Will Kill Coal

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.