Sunday, August 3, 2014

Curbing CO2 will not be easy

“When coal miners lose jobs, it has a ripple effect through the entire state. West Virginia is the third largest energy-producing state, and we can’t allow the Obama administration to collapse our economy for the sake of ideological extremism.” - West Virginia State Attorney General.

Curbing CO2 emissions is not going to be easy technically or politically. The very idea is viewed in some positions of power as ideological extremism. Kind of a tough environment to negotiate.

Eleven states along with West Virginia have joined in the lawsuit in opposition to the proposed EPA CO2 rules. The states are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. A mix of coal mining states and states heavily dependent on coal for electric power.


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