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    EPA preparing to unleash a deluge of new regulations

    Get ready for higher energy prices. If you have a waterway close to your house expect to see the government. I wonder if a drainage ditch will be considered a waterway by the EPA

    EPA wants to regulate water on YOUR land | The Daily Caller

    Happy holidays from the Obama administration. Federal agencies are currently working on rolling out hundreds of environmental regulations, including major regulations that would limit emissions from power plants and expand the agency’s authority to bodies of water on private property.

    On Tuesday, the White House released its regulatory agenda for the fall of 2013. It lists hundreds of pending energy and environmental regulations being crafting by executive branch agencies, including 134 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency alone.

    The EPA is currently crafting 134 major and minor regulations, according to the White House’s regulatory agenda. Seventy-six of the EPA’s pending regulations originate from the agency’s air and radiation office, including carbon-dioxide-emission limits on power plants.

    Carbon-dioxide limits are a key part of President Barack Obama’s climate agenda. The EPA is set to set emissions limits that would effectively ban the construction of new coal-fired power plants unless they use carbon capture and sequestration technology. Next year, the agency will move to limit emissions from existing power plants — which could put more older coal plants out of commission.

    “The proposed standards, if finalized, will establish achievable limits of carbon pollution per megawatt hour for all future units, moving the nation towards a cleaner and more efficient energy future,” the agency said in its agenda. “In 2014, EPA intends to propose standards of performance for greenhouse gas emissions from existing and modified power plant sources.”

    Hundreds of coal plants that have been closed or slated for early retirement due to Environmental Protection Agency regulations, according to coal industry estimates.

    “Already, EPA regulations have contributed to the closure of more than 300 coal units in 33 states,” said Laura Sheehan, spokeswoman for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.

    However, the agency isn’t just working on limiting emissions from coal plants. The EPA is also working on a rule that would expand the definition of “waters of the U.S.” under the Clean Water Act to include water on private property.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Get ready for higher energy prices. If you have a waterway close to your house expect to see the government. I wonder if a drainage ditch will be considered a waterway by the EPA

    EPA wants to regulate water on YOUR land | The Daily Caller
    This administration will not be content - until we are sitting naked under a tree, with fig leaves over our crotch - drawing water from a well - and shitting in a hole in the ground. We are passengers on the Stone Age Express.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsouth View Post
    This administration will not be content - until we are sitting naked under a tree, with fig leaves over our crotch - drawing water from a well - and shitting in a hole in the ground. We are passengers on the Stone Age Express.
    Oh the DRAMA!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    Oh the DRAMA!!!!
    I am sure you are so rich that higher energy costs do not matter to you. the bad part is we are no longer warming so manmade warming is becoming a farce

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    I am sure you are so rich that higher energy costs do not matter to you. the bad part is we are no longer warming so manmade warming is becoming a farce
    You sound like one of those guys that knows the price of everything and the VALUE of nothing.
    No credible climatologist claimed that man's activities was the SOLE cause of global climate change. The debate was over the degree it is a contributing factor.
    If there is one thing on the face of the earth that SHOULD be protect and ANY cost it is water. You can't drink or water crops with oil or natural gas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    You sound like one of those guys that knows the price of everything and the VALUE of nothing.
    No credible climatologist claimed that man's activities was the SOLE cause of global climate change. The debate was over the degree it is a contributing factor.
    If there is one thing on the face of the earth that SHOULD be protect and ANY cost it is water. You can't drink or water crops with oil or natural gas.
    You ignore the fact that all you here about is CO2. Yet for the past 17 years CO2 has continued to increase and no significant temp increase.

    Obama in a bad economy and 10's of millions with no jobs Obama will close plants that lose more jobs and raises energy prices. Now the EPA will inspect waterways and we have no idea what they consider a waterway. Get ready for more loss of freedoms

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldGaffer View Post
    Develop an engine that runs off of water and you will become rich beyond your wildest dreams.

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    That's good news on a weekend where we here in Boise have an inversion layer with unhealthful air quality. Good job Mr. President!
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