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Harsher energy regulations
seen in Obama's second term

Reuters, by Nichola Groom and Braden Reddall

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/7/2012 2:56:16 PM

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO - Energy producers braced for tighter regulation in President Barack Obama's second term, with coal companies expecting more emissions restrictions and drillers anticipating less access to federal land even as his platform promotes energy independence. (Snip) Analysts at ClearView Energy Partners in Washington expect Obama to "continue prosecuting energy policy through regulation and administrative action, with only the courts as a check on that agenda." The National Mining Association criticizes Obama for not living up to a 2008 promise to develop clean coal technology, arguing that his policies "virtually preclude" the construction

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Utility costs will soar - tantamount to a tax on everyone.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Stlouislaxbros dad, 11/7/2012 3:09:39 PM     (No. 8997213)


Gee... guess we are supposed to feel sorry for the voters in Pennsylavania who voted for Obama and Casey?

Look at what those voters did to the coal industry.

Suicide...

And as to those not connected to the coal industry? Watch your energy rates skyrocket.

As Obama said last night... "For the United States of America, the best is yet to come."

Bend over... here it comes from Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: MattMusson, 11/7/2012 3:12:09 PM     (No. 8997230)

The Obama War on Energy.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jalo1951, 11/7/2012 3:12:45 PM     (No. 8997233)

So obama "saved" the car industry. Big deal. No one will be able to afford the cars or the gas to put in them. We will all be struggling just to heat and cool our homes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: engrpat, 11/7/2012 3:14:52 PM     (No. 8997243)

This will hurt jobs in a lot of other industries. Read the other day that for every one railroad job created in the hauling of coal 3 other jobs are created. Now with less coal usage rail jobs are going to decline. Wonder what the railroad unions that backed Obama will tell their laid off workers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/7/2012 3:21:21 PM     (No. 8997271)

Who need health care when the doctors all retire?

Those jobs will disappear too

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/7/2012 3:23:19 PM     (No. 8997278)

The Northeast and midwest will suffer, trying to heat their homes over the next 4 years. I will have no sympathy for any blue state.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 11/7/2012 3:25:02 PM     (No. 8997283)

After all the whining about the high price of gas in Kalifornia, the idiots re-elect mr. $5 a gallon. Being retired, I can limit my driving, but what will those working Kalifornians do? And even the public secto, union doofuses have to drive and eat, or will we have ObamaGas cards along w/ the Obamaphones?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Namma, 11/7/2012 3:33:29 PM     (No. 8997305)

oh those poor wittle coal companies..really...who did you vote for...
ya get what ya voted for
we are stocking up on wood for the winter..and if I have to cook over that fireplace then so be it...will use flashlights if I have to...will shut off the upstairs during the day...remember the curtains people use to hang on the staircase..kept the heat downstars during the day...will do that to...back to the "good ole days" huh

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kono, 11/7/2012 3:52:04 PM     (No. 8997362)

Obama and the "Progressives" got their hands around the economy's throat during his first term. Now, they're fixin' to start squeezin'.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: globalwarmer, 11/7/2012 3:54:34 PM     (No. 8997370)

Yup, here it comes. If you liked $4 gasoline, you haven't seen anything yet. Enjoy.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 11/7/2012 4:02:20 PM     (No. 8997411)

I have a BIL in Ohio who was/is an oblamer supporter. Even got to get his pic made with doofus Biden. He works for a company that sells drilling equipment.

I don't wish anyone to lose a job, but if there is any justice in this world his will be on the block when all this nonsense gets cranked up. Serves him right.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grady, 11/7/2012 4:18:13 PM     (No. 8997473)

"We will defeat the United States without firing a shot."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Davids918, 11/7/2012 4:28:52 PM     (No. 8997508)

Expect higher gasoline prices, electricity prices, home fuel prices, and every other commodity price.

This will affect the poor the most.

We will all spend less on other items like the movies, restaurants, cable TV, etc... so we can pay for these items.

The stock market tumble has just only begun.


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Reply 14 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 11/7/2012 4:37:04 PM     (No. 8997538)

$8/gallon gasoline (with engine corroding ethanol, of course) and rolling blackouts with monthly utility bills around $600. Welcome to "Elections Have Consequences", the game everyone can play!


Girl's Hubby

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Reply 15 - Posted by: NYbob, 11/7/2012 4:51:48 PM     (No. 8997613)

#14, no problem. When gas is $8 it will be because oil companies are 'ripping' us off. In fact all corporations are. In fact this White House will give tacit approval to more 'occupy' protests. Maybe we should nationalize oil companies, yeah that would fix it. $600 energy bills? Easy, limit all the 'profits' they make, appoint another 'czar' to control them and finally it is good that you eat brownouts and blackouts because it's good for Mother Earth. Shivering is a workout and you need to work out more to reduce health costs for those who can't afford it. This is the only administration that looks out for the working man so let's 'get movin.'

The media is so shameless about their Orwellian brainwashing and their audience is so malleable that ANYTHING the neocommunists want to do, gets done.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/7/2012 4:56:50 PM     (No. 8997634)

I guess we can say goodbye to coal energy and fracking. Now Texas and North Dakota can join the rest of the nation in their misery.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: mominNoCA, 11/7/2012 5:01:25 PM     (No. 8997656)

#7,

There aren't too many working Californians left. In the next couple of years, there will probably be even fewer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/7/2012 5:29:53 PM     (No. 8997745)

Refuse to help the people in Blue states, even family members. If they voted demonrat then they are not human, you do not have to care

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 11/7/2012 5:37:25 PM     (No. 8997769)

Of course! They'll regulate them right into low cost efficiency. Heh!


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Reply 20 - Posted by: navybrat, 11/7/2012 5:41:22 PM     (No. 8997781)

#18 I will refuse!

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Achilles, 11/7/2012 6:53:02 PM     (No. 8997984)

I want to heat my house with renewables. I would like to burn used tires to heat my house. Used tires and whale oil.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 11/7/2012 8:31:17 PM     (No. 8998186)

There's a lot of BTUs in that coal stuff, too, #21. And since we soon won't be allowed to use it, there will be TONS available.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bdog, 11/7/2012 8:35:14 PM     (No. 8998188)

#12, do you have any idea how many people in this country have no idea what the statement you made means or who made it?

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Reply 24 - Posted by: bdog, 11/7/2012 8:38:16 PM     (No. 8998196)

#18, I was getting ready to contribute to NJ and NY because of the storm damage. Then I read about them sending the non-union workers away. Obviously they don't need any assistance.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: oh-heck, 11/7/2012 9:51:39 PM     (No. 8998323)

I've seen projections of 800 billion. To keep current energy production (less 5% to run the scrubbers). How do you expand when you need to spend this kind of capital to stay in place?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/8/2012 4:56:41 AM     (No. 8998663)

I have a wood stove and last winter I tried cooking on the top of it. It took longer but it worked fine and dandy. The takers don't care because the goobermint will bail them out with even more HEAP which the producers will have to pay for.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: kono, 11/8/2012 2:46:54 PM     (No. 9000123)

Bye bye, oil and coal.

Can hardly wait for the ultra-green home-power-pedal units to start getting distributed. And keepin' an eye on stock market news for a company called Soylent to announce an IPO...

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