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Coal Communities devastated by EPA and new Utility MACT rule
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Coal Communities devastated by EPA and new Utility MACT rule

Within the past few years new EPA regulations have hit coal-based communities hard, especially in the Appalachian regions of eastern Kentucky. Local communities are dependent upon the coal industry not just in Kentucky, but in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and other parts of the country. The coal industry provides thousands with electricity and jobs.

06/06/2012
Utility MACT rule another costly addition to excessive government regulation
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Utility MACT rule another costly addition to excessive government regulation

Federal government regulation and spending continues to climb under a spend-happy administration. Just as concerning, yet not as obvious, is the impact of federal regulations. When the government increases regulation on businesses, it increases the cost of doing business which increases prices for the consumer. The Competitive Enterprise Institute puts together an annual report called “Ten Thousands Commandments” that attempts to measure the burden of government regulation. Here are some of the highlights from the 2011 report.  

06/06/2012
Senator Inhofe's Speech on Utility MACT Tonight!
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Senator Inhofe's Speech on Utility MACT Tonight!

Tonight Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works will be speaking on the Utility MACT, his Joint- Resolution 37 to stop it, and YouTube videos that highlight top EPA officials acknowledging the Utility MACT and other EPA regulations, are a war on coal.  They have knowingly pushed these regulations through, even though they will have devastating effects for communities across the country whose economy relies on the industry.

06/04/2012
Utility MACT rule damaging to U.S. Power Plants
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Utility MACT rule damaging to U.S. Power Plants

According to the EPA, the new Utility MACT rule will bring large health and economic benefits to the country. The Utility MACT rule is estimated to save $37 billion to $90 billion each year in human health benefits. The Utility MACT rule is estimated to reduce 90 percent of all mercury emitted by coal plants. 

06/04/2012
Mercury Rising in the U.S--Or Are Other Nations to Blame?
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Mercury Rising in the U.S--Or Are Other Nations to Blame?

(This map shows the concentration of anthroprogenic mercury emissions over South Africa, India, East Asia and Central Europe, as opposed to the United States.)

06/04/2012
Utility MACT rule Unnecessary
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Utility MACT rule Unnecessary

Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the U.S. Senate has an up-coming vote in June to overturn the EPA’s unnecessary and damaging Utility MACT Rule. 

06/01/2012
Emperor Bloomberg Is Banning Slurpees While Athens Burns
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Emperor Bloomberg Is Banning Slurpees While Athens Burns

A Sickly GDP, Declining Corporate Profits, Europe Is Cratering... Bloomberg Wants To Regulate SlurpeesBy: Jim Hoft and Andrea RyanNero is banning slurpees while Athens burns.

05/31/2012
Utility MACT Dangerous for Economy
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Utility MACT Dangerous for Economy

Using the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the U.S. Senate has an up-coming vote in June to overturn the EPA’s economically dangerous Utility MACT Rule. The Utility MACT rule is estimated to cost over $10 billion annually while only providing $500,000 to $6 million in benefits related to mercury. The EPA is unable to quantify or value the health benefits of the other air toxics regulated by Utility MACT. 

05/31/2012
The UMACT and You: What the Costliest Rule in EPA History Means for Americans
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The UMACT and You: What the Costliest Rule in EPA History Means for Americans

The EPA’s Utility MACT rule—the costliest rule ever issued by the agency—is a key component of the administration’s War on Coal. Despite the fact that coal is the mainstay of electricity generation, the Obama administration is adopting policies that favor more expensive and less reliable sources of energy, such as wind and solar power.  This campaign against fossil fuels can and will hamper innovation and development in the nation’s energy markets, harming consumers and the economy as a whole.

05/31/2012
The Minimum Wage - More Unintended Consequences
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The Minimum Wage - More Unintended Consequences

All across our nation this summer, especially in larger cities, millions of Americans will be unable to find a job. The young, the poorly educated, and minorities will be the most affected. The biggest reason is the minimum wage and the barrier it creates to full employment.

05/31/2012

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