Monday, February 24, 2014

Ohio and coal

“In Ohio, coal provides heat and light for more than 4.5 million homes and jobs for nearly 28,000 Ohioans. It may come as little surprise that Ohio ranks 10th in the nation in coal production and 4th in the nation in coal use.

But that's not a concern for the regulators in Washington, D.C. For them, coal is just another opportunity to test unproven environmental policies. For example, see the Environmental Protection Agency's new CCS regulations, which were unveiled last month. CCS stands for "Carbon Capture and Storage" — a pleasant-sounding policy that hits Ohioans twice, first on their tax bills and then again on their utility bills.

CCS is the fulfillment of President Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge that, "If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can — it's just it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum." “

Read more here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We passed through some southern states a couple weeks ago. We were warned not to drink water or eat anything cooked with the water in KY, then read about the emerging spill in NC that poisoned 95 miles of the Dan River. Then we see that the CEO of an oil company and Dick Army are suing to keep fracking from their neighborhood. How long can we keep on dumping, burning and polluting this world that God gave. And didn't that same God tell us to use this earth wisely.