The Obama administration plans to block the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they are built with novel and expensive technology to capture greenhouse-gas emissions[.]
There’s a surprise. The EPA’s latest rule version on this subject looks to control CO2 emissions as an urgency exists in the minds of climate deniers (i.e., those who deny that the existing climate change is an ongoing natural phenomenon) to reduce humanity’s output of this “greenhouse” gas.
[T]he revised rule said it would propose an emissions limit of 1,100 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour for coal plants and 1,000 pounds per megawatt hour for large gas-fired plants.
…such stringent limits would ban new coal plants….
The rule is also a crucial stepping-stone for the Obama administration’s next big environmental project, emissions standards for the fleet of existing power plants. Mr Obama has told the EPA to produce those standards by June 2014.
Never mind that CO2 is a trailing indicator, confirming the health of the planet.
The climate deniers’ minds—and those of their pet policy makers in the EPA—are made up, and they resent being confused by facts.