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EPA rules costly to consumers

April 21, 2014

Few federal officials have the kind of virtually unbridled power enjoyed by the Environmental Protection Agenc....

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Apr-23-14 5:09 PM

I am against the EPA's proposed regulations of the coal energy industry. However, why is it that the MDN has ranted for literally years now about the "government" subsidizing health insurance or insurers but, somehow, that 9.6 billion would be better spent by the EPA to subsidize health insurance? I guess that is the Republican way of the MDN...government intervention is bad, except when it benefits them. And, mule, what does China's use of coal have to do with U.S. policies? I have actually been to China and I've never seen worse smog than when in Beijing. Again, I'm against the coal industry regulations but you have to use some common sense when making arguments.

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Apr-22-14 8:39 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) 4-20-14 — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.

A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7% more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline.

Aww! (This post was made especially for Legend, who in the past has adored all things ethanol.)

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Apr-22-14 8:10 AM

I justa feel good that now Omama is pushing forword with the Afgan war.....going on almost two of his presidential terms. But we can all move forword in that the Afgan war is not costing us anything, not even blood and treasure...

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Apr-21-14 11:19 PM

That iraq war was costly to every citizen--especially those we lost or were injured; add their loved ones. We r still paying while the crowd that pushed 4 it complains about all that Gov't. spending. 2 faced is too kind a term 4 those sidewinders.

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Apr-21-14 8:12 PM

Please excuse the incoherent language and grammatical errors in this article. Our West Virginian editors are dehydrated due to the chemical spill.

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Apr-21-14 7:47 PM

If you know of the leaks, splls and pollution in the bakken; u might wonder if the epa exists. There is plenty money 4 everyone in oil without operating so reckless they cause permanent damage. There is a tremendous cost from pollution also. Everything the Gov't. does is scrutinized and often called dumb like the B52 bought over 50 years ago and still flying. How about the PCV valve on car engines or seat belts which fanatics objected to 4 years. According to right wing hype, our world should have ended already from Obama. History is strongly on the side of the epa. Tour the Bakken if u don't think money grubbers bear watching. We all will pay 4 every mistake in the bakken. A 20 year old oil pipe should not leak--and a leak should not go undetected so long that it takes 2 years to clean up.

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Apr-21-14 3:38 PM

China burns through 3.5 billion tons of coal each year, the latest statistic is 2012. In 2012, the US burned through 945 million ton.

Who is doing the real polluting when it comes to carbon emissions and why are Americans being picked on as those who waste the most when in fact, the opposite is true?

How can one argue that the use of fossil fuels must end by the year 2100 when you need 1000 gallons of oil inside the gear box of a wind tower to lubricate the gears in the gear box?

It's insane to argue fossil fuels as energy sources must end, wind towers would be rendered useless without oil. Factories that use coal to power the factory to build wind turbine components would have to cease operation.

Fossil fuels provide the base for manufacturing and power plants, can't be any other way.

The erroneous plan to stop the use of fossil fuels is a fool's errand and is in conflict with reality.

It will never happen because it can't happen.

Makes the EPA crackpots.

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Apr-21-14 3:29 PM


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Apr-21-14 3:29 PM

HAHA-InTheHead.....I justa feel glad I'm a left-winger that hates those Republicans more than anything.....ANYTING....and I know you do also...

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Apr-21-14 2:04 PM

Let's go back in time, just for a little while.

The 1780's were what is known as the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. The first use of coal for industrial purposes, to manufacture goods. Coal was THE energy source long before oil.

An answer to the question of coal's role in carbon emissions and the effects those emissions from coal have had on the climate, all one needs to do is total all of the coal burned since the 1780's to now and a finite number, an estimate, of all of coal's carbon emissions can be calculated.

That number would be huge regarding carbon emissions. Without forests, grasslands, commercial agriculture, the earth as we know it would be over. Plants 'fix' carbon from the atmosphere and place it in other ecological systems in the environment. If those systems didn't operate, fully function, carbon in the atmosphere would be in the thousands of ppm, not the 400 there is now.

The EPA is comprised of crackpots and charlatans posing as scientists.

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Apr-21-14 10:03 AM

costly?...oh, don't believe it.....taxes are lower now than they have ever been...or was it from the 50's? It's almost like the gubment is paying taxes to us....

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