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Stacking the deck vs. coal

February 10, 2014

Talk about stacking the deck: The Environmental Protection Agency has released information on its “Public Listening” sessions to hear opinions on its proposed new regulations for coal-fired power......

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EarlyBird

Feb-12-14 9:35 AM

Japan has nuke powered pacemakers they install in humans to control heartbeat. When the people die they have to remove the pacemaker or it will keep on tickin.

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GoInPeace

Feb-12-14 9:18 AM

Little boxes that get the energy from the sun will be powering our houses instead of oil,propane .coal gas,electricity.Goinpeace

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EarlyBird

Feb-12-14 8:36 AM

Someday when we are all dead and gone the world will be powered by renewable nuclear energy. The technology exists and is proven safe by the United States Navy.

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FreedomRings

Feb-11-14 7:08 PM

Well Beaver, get your teeth into this...

Coal plants are the most polluting of all power stations and the World Resources Institute (WRI) identified 1,200 coal plants in planning across 59 countries, with about three-quarters in China and India. The capacity of the new plants add up to 1,400GW to global greenhouse gas emissions, the equivalent of adding another China – the world's biggest emitter. India is planning 455 new plants compared to 363 in China, which is seeing a slowdown in its coal investments after a vast building programme in the past decade.

Let's tell China and India to plant more trees for the Beaver population of the world. Just kidding but I think our plants are a whole lot cleaner than theirs.

Time for another World War or famine???

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BeaverFan

Feb-11-14 5:20 PM

Lets say a coal fired electric plant produces 2.6 Billion lbs of CO2/Year. An Acre of tree's absorbs about 5200 lbs a year. This brings us to a nice round number of 500,000 acres of tree's would offset a single coal plant. ND is extremely lacking in trees. Legislate that the coal companys must plant trees on such places as the Army Corp land around Lake Sakakwea. ND gets trees, Coal producers keep cranking and all things are balanced.

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locomotive

Feb-11-14 4:13 PM

Was Solyndra a shell company too?

Are we absolutely positive there were no other corporate investors other than centerish's fave, the Koch Bros.?

Jack: "I am having a hard time moving forword, knowing the EPA failed us and WV...."

Surprisingly, and ironically, Jack's comment makes sense. Yeah, give the EPA MORE money and power, and surely they'll stop those corporate so-and-so's. Maybe during these last 2 years of the Obama administration, because it didn't happen during the first 6 years.

Partisanship does go both ways, if that's how everyone wants it. Personally, I'd like common sense instead of partisanship. Anyone else game?

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-11-14 1:25 PM

These big companies set up a shell company to take the fall, go bankrupt, and all is well.

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GoInPeace

Feb-11-14 10:33 AM

Just got a fresh shipment of water in from West Virginia.I am serving it at the GOP convention.Goinpeace

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centerfield

Feb-11-14 8:55 AM

Oh, chad, did that boat ramp poison the drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people. Or, maybe you could move to North Carolina for your drinking water. Another corporation (coal-Duke Energy) being protected by a Republican Governor and now a massive toxic spill>>>> Yep, the rightys have it right. No health care because in time, the gifts to big corporations will kill them all. No need for health care, medicare, social security, welfare and food stamps. Don't worry about that pesky ole EPA because you won't be growing old.

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centerfield

Feb-11-14 8:49 AM

Why were those chemicals stored in an area where inspection and supervision was non-existant? Well, if chemicals are stored away from where they are produced, they are not subject to rules. This is a common corporate ploy to save money, build corporate profits, and the heck with the public. Oh, those toxic chemicals were owned by the Koch brothers companies. It figures. Here, have a glass of W. Virginia water on me.

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JackAaah

Feb-11-14 8:12 AM

PreJudice16....I am having a hard time moving forword, knowing the EPA failed us and WV....

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-11-14 7:47 AM

You can't trust the EPA . . . and in West Virginia, you can't trust the water.

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chadk66

Feb-10-14 10:51 PM

this is exactly why you can never trust the epa. this is very similar to when the corp of engineers put out for bids the building of a new boat ramp on lake sakakawea. they couldn't figure out why nobody bid the job. then it was found out they only advertised for bids in ohio LOL. what a bunch of clowns.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-10-14 10:23 PM

Landslide: "And besides you have YET to even prove your 1970s or 1980s comment which I see you quickly called and had removed from the newspaper.. becasue you made yourself look ignorant.."

Sorry Landslime, the MDN yanked my post because of one of two reasons; 1) I hit the nail on the head by commenting that the MDN post fluff editorials on Saturday and Sunday when the majority of people without subcriptions pay the full price for the paper and Monday through Friday, it is back to Obama Hate.

Or 2) They don't like me calling their newspaper a rag, but then, over at the Intelligencer, Wheeling,WV another poster called them the exact thing. Go figure...

Landslime, I haven't found any data yet, I might have to compile my own and build my own excel program to find the dates. Might take awhile, please hold your breath.

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-10-14 10:11 PM

matman; "February 5, 2014 The Intelligencer , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register"

Wow, like a bad trip, I thought I was in Bazarro world. Same webpage, same topics, same goofy writing style, same hate...

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FreedomRings

Feb-10-14 8:06 PM

Good night landslide and HAHAHAHAHA. Be sure to put a flower in your hair. A little Scarborough Fair and could we all just get along? Gawd I feel like singing.

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locomotive

Feb-10-14 7:13 PM

Self-banishment. Novel idea.

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OldCat

Feb-10-14 6:18 PM

After all-- its all about the stack--get those scrubbers going.

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PoeticJustice16

Feb-10-14 5:04 PM

"Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the Bible and the Ten Commandments."

-- Sarah Palin

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GoInPeace

Feb-10-14 4:51 PM

Hockey,Do you have to steal all your material or do you have help.Goinpeace

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GoInPeace

Feb-10-14 4:40 PM

Slime ,All I know is 47 percent is worth .The Presidency.Goinpeace

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-10-14 2:39 PM

Existing US coal plants and their pollution.

h t t p ://www(dot)sourcewatch(dot)org/index.php?title=Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants

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73Hockey

Feb-10-14 2:17 PM

GIP, you guys think that your electricity comes by magic. So the question is since you want coal and oil shut down, are YOU "really that stupid or does it come naturally"?

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73Hockey

Feb-10-14 1:49 PM

Wow, bunch of hypocrites on here today. Hate to break it to you but what is powering your computer right now? Yup, coal. Solar panel you say? Yup,made of plastics derived from oil. Oh, youhave a bycle powering your house? Lubed by oil, created by machines running on electricity made from coal.

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EarlyBird

Feb-10-14 1:39 PM

You sure use the word democrat loosely WG. People like you and the other politico's on here is what makes it tough for people to decide what affiliations they want to pursue. T least specify which factions you are talking about.

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