It’s an outrage. One EPA administrator already resigned for admitting he likes to crucify oil and gas companies. Now another EPA administrator has admitted what we already knew — that the Obama administration intends to destroy the coal industry. That’s bad news for anyone who turns on a light switch, because it means steeply higher electricity prices.
“If you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,” EPA Region 1 Administrator Curt Spalding said at Yale University of the new regulations that effectively ban new coal-fired power plants.
“You can’t imagine how tough that was, because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that.”
But they did do that. And now they’ve been exposed.
The question is, can they be stopped? Yes, but we need your help.
The centerpiece of the War on Coal is a rule called Utility MACT that will significantly raise electricity prices across the country, undermine the reliability of the grid risking blackouts and brownouts, and cost tens of billions of dollars.
Obama said he wanted electricity prices to “necessarily skyrocket” and to “bankrupt coal.” If we can stop this Utility MACT rule, we’ll deal a huge setback to an administration that wants coal communities to “just go away.”
Please take action today. The vote could happen any time between now and the end of next week. It will be a very close vote and is not subject to filibuster. If it passes and Obama vetoes it to keep the rule in place, he will be forced to take full political responsibility for his War on Coal.
Please call your U.S. senators on 202-224-3121 or click on www.WarOnCoal.com to tell the Senate to VOTE YES on S.J. Res 37 and stop the war on coal!