It’s time once again to talk about one of our favorite organizations – the Environmental Protection Agency. (I assume you know I’m being sarcastic.)
This organization consists of unelected officials to whom political liberals have given ridiculous amounts of power. How have they used this power? By coming up with unrealistic pollution standards that have nearly destroyed the coal industry, put many people out of work and ruined entire communities. More recently the EPA is being accused of land grabs against private citizens and states due to the quality of their water.
This is an organization that has done more to negatively affect America than just about any other over the past 20 years. And I’m including the Democratic Party in that statement.
As more and more U.S. coal plants get shut down by the EPA due to its excessive regulations, our already vulnerable electrical grid becomes even shakier. Does the EPA not realize that the coal industry is responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity?
Obviously the EPA would like to see that percentage drop, but by pushing for it to occur quicker than is safe, the agency is not just putting an extra strain on the electrical grid. It is also placing in jeopardy millions of people who depend on the grid to power their homes with life-saving heat during the winter and life-saving cool air during the summer.
As Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Commissioner Phillip Moeller said recently, “The experience of (the 2013-14) winter indicates that the power grid is now already at the limit.”
It stands to reason that the more coal plants are shut down, the less reliable the grid will become. Even if the grid does not fail this winter or summer, it could easily happen next winter or summer. And in addition to the lack of electrical grid reliability that shutting coal plants causes, heating and cooling costs are rising significantly for the average homeowner.
Does it concern you that our electrical grid is becoming even more vulnerable than it was before, due to unrealistic EPA regulations? I’d love to hear from you about this.