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March 27, 2012

While You Were Distracted, the Obama Administration Banned New Coal-Fired Power Plants

Classic misdirection. You were paying attention to the left hand proclaiming a GOP War on Women and ginning up a lynch mob in Florida while the other left hand was quietly going about its business.

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal. The move could end the construction of conventional coal-fired facilities in the United States.

The proposed rule — years in the making and approved by the White House after months of review — will require any new power plant to emit no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt of electricity produced. The average U.S. natural gas plant, which emits 800 to 850 pounds of CO2 per megawatt, meets that standard; coal plants emit an average of 1,768 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt.

All in pursuit of solving a fake "crisis" ginned up by the neo-Malthusian left using faulty computer models. Wonderful.


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