The Obama administration and its Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is out to destroy the coal industry through its new greenhouse gas regulations. Americans need to take action to stop the Obama EPA NOW!
Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) recently introduced the Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011 (S.482) to block the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases.
But Sen. Jay Rockefeller is leading the charge to defend President Obama, his job-killing EPA and the anti-coal, radical environmentalist agenda. Sen. Rockefeller has introduced a phony bill that would ostensibly delay the EPA’s greenhouse gas regulations for two years.
Aside from a two-year delay being a meaningless gesture, Sen. Rockefeller’s bill is providing coal-state Democrats with a lame excuse for not supporting S. 482. Senator Rockefeller’s two-year delay permits Senate Democrats to say they are taking a stand against EPA regulation when in reality they are simply standing by as the thuggish Obama EPA uses junk science, junk economics and its unchecked regulatory power to bulldoze the coal industry out of existence.
Not only does coal safely and inexpensively provide about 45 percent of America’s electricity, but it directly supports more than 87,000 workers and their families. Moreover, each coal job supports as many as ten (10) indirect jobs (and families), and is a cornerstone of American energy independence.
The Obama EPA must be stopped NOW, before more havoc is wreaked on workers, families, our energy supply and economy.