Why have not our legislators spoken out at least or better done something to stop the new regulation that forbids the use of coal to power our electric power plants? In Tucson we have an electric power plant that runs on coal,and produces electricity without hampering our atmosphere. There is no visible smoke.
When coal power plants stop producing electric for our nation is estimated that electric bills will go up 8 times more than current cost. Many of us on limited incomes will not be able to afford this increase! We will not be able to afford heat in the winter, nor cooling in the summer.
Even the GM “Volt” will not be affordabley be driven. It will cost more to produce the electric to charge the batteries than it will to buy a gallon of gas! This will invalidate all the stimulous money that has been poured into General Motors to create this new “Wonder car.”
This is an absolutely, totally, unnecessary restriction on our electric producing plants. It will destroy the coal industry. We have tons of coal that will last us for hundreds of years. Why throw it away? This regulation will also cost us thousands of jobs directly and indirectly many more thousands of jobs. Our nation is in no way ready to make this step. It is a foolhardy regulation foisted upon us by the Democratic hierarchy and “His Lordship” Barack Obama.
It is time now to speak out against this regulation and bring a stop to it. We do not want to wait till we are up against the deadline to cry out against this rule that is designed to hurt our nation, its people and cripple our National Security. We have to do something, and begin doing it now. Let us think ahead, let us plan ahead and bring a halt to this foolish regulation placed upon us and our power plants by the Obama administration.
Raise your voice, contact your legislators, both state and national and bring a complaint regarding this regulation. If we do not do this it will cause greater problems in the job losses and bring about another double dip recession. Let us save our nation from such a catastrophe. We need to allow the coal companies to produce coal and our electric companies to produce electricity by using that coal. It is a very low-cost fuel and low impact on our environment.
I encourage you to act now before it is too late!