Utility decides to close five coal plants to comply with EPA regulations

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In order to comply with EPA regulations a utility has decided to shut down five coal-fired power plants.



  • Papa Tango

    Well, this is great, because it ought to make coal really cheap for our friends the Communist Chinese! The Chinese don’t even have to buy coal directly from us; all that has to happen is for there to be a glut of U.S. coal on the world market and the price to the Chinese will go down. All I have to say is, “It’s about time!” I mean, think of all the money the Chinese tried to give to the Democratic Party about 15 years ago that was revealed publicly and they had to give back. Think of all the trouble associated with Charlie Trie’s efforts to launder — I’m sorry, I mean — raise money from Chinese sources for the Clintons. And think of the over $30 million from unknown foreign sources that was contributed to Obama’s campaign. It’s about time they saw some return on their investment, don’t you think?

  • it sounds like you won’t be a content citizen of chimerica

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