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Former EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz testified this morning in front of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Senator Inhofe—Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works—released this video highlighting a number of different Obama EPA administrators pushing the war on fossil fuels, in favor of creating a green “way of life”. What they neglect to mention when raving about moving to green energy, are the devastating effects Americans across the country will feel as a result: through job loss, surging energy costs, and decreased reliability as energy is removed from the grid.
President Obama may be accused of “double-speak” with respect to energy policy. While running for president, his real feelings were expressed, saying that coal-fired plants could be built, but under his administration they would be so heavily regulated and taxed they’d never survive. More recently, while visiting the gas and oil heartland he spoke of his support for an “all-the-above” energy plan and took credit for the recent boom in the industry. Since that speech, he has handpicked “green generals” to diligently enforce his war on coal and affordable energy, allowing him to distance himself from his economy killing agenda.
Senator Inhofe put together the video to expose the truth about the Obama administration’s agenda; publicizing various EPA regional administrators’ attitudes towards coal and fossil fuels. Former Regional Administrator Armendariz went as far as to compare the administration’s war on fossil fuels to the Romans conquering of little villages and crucifying villagers.
Armendariz, Blumenfeld, and other EPA regional administrators are captured on the video hinting towards the EPA’s distain for fossil fuels, but EPA Regional Administrator Curt Spalding not only confirmed, but acknowledged that the agency intentionally and purposefully decided to wage a war and bring down the fossil fuel industry. He even admitted that there would be devastating effects for coal communities, but that it was what the policy and law requires.
The administration also isn’t afraid to admit that money collected from taxpayers will be used to prop up green energy companies, even as they end in disaster. Solyndra—a green energy solar firm—received a loan for $535 million from the federal government to expand green energy generation. They are now bankrupt and a complete failure and the supposed “brighter and more prosperous future” is nowhere to be seen.
EPA regional administrator Enck, called the Obama- EPA a “mean, green, job creating machine”. The Obama-EPA—with its unnecessary and extreme regulations on fossil fuels—is rather a mean, costly job killing machine; destroying 1.6 million American jobs from all sectors of the economy and costing $300 to $400 billion a year.
So where is the silver lining, the amazing benefits Americans will receive from the regulations? Well, even Administrator Enck admitted the green agenda will have little overall effect on the reduction and improvement of greenhouse gases.
Call your Senators today and tell them you’re tired of the EPA running ramped over American jobs and reliable energy and demand their support for Senator Inhofe’s Joint Resolution 37—a resolution to stop the EPA’s Utility MACT—the most costly regulation the agency has ever promulgated.