In his never-ending quest to make the federal government even larger than it already is and take away the rights of individual states, President Obama is causing jobs to be lost and electricity rates to go higher. Not to mention increasing the odds of power outages occurring.
That’s what the attorney general is saying in two different states: West Virginia and Oklahoma. Obama’s energy plan, based purely on his opinion that humans are causing global warming that is negatively affecting the Earth, would require states to cut dioxide emissions by 30 percent by 2030. Oklahoma and West Virginia are among 15 coal-reliant states that are suing the EPA to block the so-called “Clean Power Plan.” These rigid regulations would cause existing power plants to retire early and prevent new ones from being completed.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey told a clean air subcommittee of the Senate Environment Committee that, “finalizing this proposal would have a devastating impact on my state, other coal-producing states and citizens from across the country who will feel the impact of high electricity prices and reduced reliability of the power grid.”
In the past, states have been allowed to make their own decisions about electricity generation, but Obama is trying to change that. He has given ridiculous amounts of power to unelected EPA officials, who are making life miserable for the folks in coal-producing states.
The end result will be that a few tree-huggers will have smiles on their faces. But in the meantime, real people will lose jobs and will no longer be able to support their families, and everybody will have to pay more for electricity.
Once again, thanks Barack for everything you’ve done to make the U.S. a worse place to live.