EPA’s Killer MACT

We have been posting for quite some time about the lies being perpetrated by the EPA, the government, environmental groups and the list goes on. No one wants dirty air, dirty water or a dirty environment but in seeking to force their agenda upon us these entities do more harm than good.

Via Canada Free Press

EPA, with environmental organizations like the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth, have engaged for decades in a massive propaganda effort to convince Americans they are imperiled by the nation’s air and water. It is a lie

EPA’s Killer MACT

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– Alan Caruba  Thursday, January 5, 2012

To understand how the Environmental Protection Agency operates, one must first understand that it lies all the time. Its “estimates” are bogus. Its claims of lives saved are bogus.

It thrives on scare-mongering to a public that is science-challenged, but the science remains and the EPA must be challenged to save the nation from the loss of the energy it needs to function. It must be challenged to unleash the huge economic benefits of energy resources—coal, oil, and natural gas—that can reverse our present economic decline.

The latest outrage is the MACT rule—an acronym for “maximum achievable control technology” intended to reduce mercury emissions and other trace gases. The rule is 1,117 pages long. Its purpose is to shut down coal-fired power plants that generate over fifty percent of all the electricity used daily in the United States of America.

The value of the total benefits asserted by the EPA is alleged to be $6 million. Not billion, but million. The MACT rule would force 14.7 gigawatts—enough power for more than eleven million households—to be “retired” from the power grip in the 2014-15 period when the rules take effect. Read more…

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