The environmental whackos at the EPA are now really about to sock it to people who will be suffering from what the far left calls climate change and real Americans call “winter.”
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Two state utilities said this week new federal pollution rules will lead to higher electricity costs come January.
Wisconsin Public Service Corp. of Green Bay said its residential customers can expect an increase of more than $4 a month next year, including about $2 linked to the new rules designed to limit air pollution from coal-fired power plants.
The utility said it would see higher costs of about $32.6 million in 2012 from the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule that was finalized recently by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That will result in rates going up by 6.8% instead of 3.4%, the utility said.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources.
Environmental groups praised the new rule because it would reduce acid rain and air pollution as well as help curb health effects from dirty air linked to coal plants. The EPA projected the rule will save up to 34,000 lives a year and prevent more than 400,000 asthma attacks as well as 19,000 admissions to hospitals.
Nationwide, the EPA estimated that utilities are projected to spend $800 million on the rule in 2014, in addition to $1.6 billion a year that's been spent to satisfy an earlier version of the regulations.
But the EPA estimates the nation will see $120 billion to $280 billion in annual health and welfare benefits beginning in 2014.
The new rule has been in development for several years but the first phase of compliance hits utilities in 2012. WPS said it won't have time to install pollution controls by next year at its plants, but will be able to comply by purchasing credits from other utilities that have cut emissions.
The full story is here: http://www.jsonline.com/business/128109718.html
Let’s translate this into plain English. These new environmental regulations the Obama regime is giving us are going to cost a lot more. The claim we are going to save money through these regulations. This is the same outfit that told us Obamacare will save money and that is so much of a lie, even Obama won’t repeat it anymore. Those numbers are about up there with the silly claims of millions of jobs saved. If this economy is the result of them trying to save jobs, it’s a good thing they are not trying to destroy them. If they were, we would quickly have the same standard of living as Afghanistan. Come to think of it, isn’t that the Obama regime’s ultimate goal?
The economy is going into a death spiral thanks to Obama and his team of radicals and instead of doing something smart, like reducing regulation so that it costs less to do business, they are creating new regulations that cost more. As anyone with half a brain knows (the half a brain threshold pretty much excludes anyone in the Obama regime), a corporation passes its costs on to consumers.
Higher utility prices. Thank you Barack Obama and the Party of Treason.
THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY SERVES ITSELF NOT, NOT THE PEOPLE it is supposed to serve. SELFSERVING TREASONOUS IDIOTS costing us TRILLIONS AND BILLIONS IN DEBT NOW THIS!!!!!!!!!. our electric and gas bills are too high ALREADY. TNX BHO UR OUT IN 2012 fer sure..
As one said this is not a party issue it is a DEM/progressive/Marxist/communist issue because the Dems have been completely infiltrated, but in many ways so have the republicans, it is tie to wash all of them out of office and start from scratch using the Constitution as our Founding fathers intended, but to do this it will not be peaceful, I hope all can be realistic about that.
We need to do a few things, first fight this battle on the Political front, but while doing that we need to stock up on Food and water, weapons and ammo, and get survival training, and firearms training, we must be able to protect our families from the civil unrest that will occur, and we must also be ready and willing to take our country back by force. Sorry just being realistic, and if you want your Constitutional Republic back then you must be ready and willing to lay your lives down for it, yeah sounds radical, may offend some, But reality sucks, and the reality is that if we can't win this on the Political front then we may have to take other measures.
so keep work, and also prepare yourselves and family, and think about working with the Appleseed project, look them up they will teach you how to use a Rifle, very important skill to have especially in the rough times that are ahead.
While I admire your thoughts perhaps we had better see which way the military will blow.
The Second Amendment is only good against politicians and illegal pretenders,NOT a high tech military.
Against thermal imaging and GPS weaponery a scoped.270 Winchester is of little value.
.Being a Boy Scout, I am prepared!
John it is my humble opinion that the Pentagon would support Ovomit. They all owe their cushy seats
at the Pentagon to Ovomit. I do NOt believe our regular troops would fire on the US citizens. I have a
high regard for Veterans and believe they would also come to the aid of our country. Your opinion?
The obama regime has decided that their action will clean up the polution
in the nation even if it take citizens food money to pay their electric bills.
obama logic obviously must be that it's better to have citizens that are warm as they are starving.
Would anyone agree that the obama czars have never had any marbles to loose!
I'm beginning to believe obama is from another planet, and not even from Kenya!
Well people always say I hope we are not going to start talking about the 2nd amendment Option, and I believe we at least need to preparefor it. We need to stock up now while we can on weapons and ammo, food, and learn the skills needed to survive, especially learn to secure our neighborhoods from the civil unrest that things like this cap and trade crap will cause, not to mention the economic collapse that will occur and bring about martial law, but then again I am one of those crazy conspiracy nuts, who has worked with the DoD, and has seen some of the plans in place, being a medic is great because you get lots more info then most, because medics are going to be the ones working in the FEMA CAMPS, oh sorry fusion centers, dealing with civil unrest, pandemics, and all that, and well medical is needed to take care of all the prisoners, I am sorry detainees, or whatever else they are going to call it.
Yes work on the political front, but prepare as well so you are not caught with your pants down, and so that you are able to help yourselves, family, community, and so that you have the training and ability to fight for your constitution and rights, or if you don't care for that, well become slaves to the new world order, it is up to you.
it is not if these things happen is is just a matter of when, and where they are going to start, but you will see them, so might as well prepare.