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EPA regulation aims to kill coal industry

EPA regulation aims to kill coal industry

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Friday October 4, 2013 5:10 AM

The Monday letter from Dr. Jonathan P. Parsons proposed that the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations applicable to new power plants, to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide emitted from fossil fuels, should be applied to existing power plants as well.

The trouble with this recommendation is that this is a phony regulation.

There is no technical capability or method commercially available today to reach these reduced levels of carbon-dioxide emissions. Carbon sequestration, or burying carbon in the ground, has been done only experimentally and hardly economically or technically successfully.

The new EPA regulation is designed to shut down the coal industry in the country, from West Virginia to Wyoming, by establishing unreachable regulations.

Coal power plants presently furnish about 37 percent of the electricity in the country. When the unelected, almighty EPA applies the new carbon-dioxide emission limits to existing power plants, which it will, plants will be shut down even faster than they are being shut down today.

I hope Parsons is prepared to accept electricity rationing similar to that in some Third World country because the sun doesn’t always shine nor does the wind always blow if you’re looking for replacement, clean energy.

JOHN CORBETT

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