By Tom Borelli
One of the most unfortunate trademarks of President Obama and his administration is the outright deception of the American people.
Obama lying about the consequences of his health care plan to citizens that were happy with their private insurance is a blatant example of his dishonesty.
However, sometimes the deceit is more subtle. Take for example the EPA’s effort to obtain input on one of its proposed actions on power plants.
A commentary, published in The Herald-Dispatch, “EPA ignores West Virginia, other coal states,” exposes the insincerity of the agency’s 11 city listening tour on its planned greenhouse gas regulations for power plants.
As discussed in an earlier post, instead of going to communities that will be most affected by the new rules, EPA’s tour included states that have very little relationship to either coal mining or coal electricity generation.
The commentary adds important information regarding the lack of connection between coal and the cities on EPA’s schedule:
Let’s list the cities where the EPA will be stopping and the percentage of electricity derived from coal: Boston (13 percent coal); New York (4 percent coal); Philadelphia (41percent coal); Washington, D.C. (0 percent coal); Atlanta (33 percent coal); Dallas (34 percent coal); Chicago (42 percent coal); Lenexa, Kan. (62 percent coal); Denver (63 percent coal); San Francisco (1 percent coal); Seattle (4 percent coal). None of these cities lie within the top 10 states for electricity generated from coal.
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