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Stop EPA While There’s Still Time

The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register
November 18, 2013


Americans already have seen what can happen when they are told they must go along with an ultra-liberal plan that was not thought out in advance - and about which they were not told the truth.

That describes the Affordable Care Act - Obamacare - to a "T." But because the lies and unpreparedness are becoming apparent now, there is something we can do about the health care law.

That will not be the case regarding Obama's scheme to shut down more coal-fired power plants and, in the process, drive up electric bills for tens of millions of families.

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., seem to be among the few people in Congress who understand the peril of allowing Obama's Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with its war on coal.

Manchin and Sen. Ed Whitfield, R-Ky., have introduced a bill to block the EPA's plan - which is to destroy the coal-fired electric utility industry before most Americans even know it is under siege. McKinley is serving as a key champion of the bill in the House of Representatives.

What the two West Virginia lawmakers and a few others on Capitol Hill understand is that the EPA plan calls for coal-fired power plants to meet standards that cannot be achieved with existing technology. The Manchin-Whitfield bill would, in effect, force the EPA to allow time for such technology to be developed.

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