In Austin Texas where I live the city council has already shut down several “city” or citizen owned power pants and our electricity bills have gone up 100%+ in the last few years. Now they want to cut at least 33% more of our power in the name of saving the earth. A foreign army could not do this much harm.
Barack Obama’s avalanche of needless regulations on coal-fueled power plants are going into effect and the net result will be the closing of hundreds of power plants all across the country just when our need for power is increasing.
This will absolutely necessitate the cost of our power to skyrocket.Look to Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Maryland where six coal-fueled power plants are being shut down by FirstEnergy because the retrofitting the power plants will have to undergo to satisfy Obama’s whims is just too expensive to justify.Company spokesmen say there is no help for it.
“This decision is not in any way a reflection of the fine work done by the employees at the affected plants, but is related to the impact of new environmental rules,” said James H. Lash, president, FirstEnergy Generation and chief nuclear officer.