Shutting down power plants: Imaginary benefits, extensive harm

EPA mercury rules for electricity generating units are based on false science and economics Guest post by Craig Rucker The Environmental Protection Agency claims its “final proposed” Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) rules will eliminate toxic pollution from electrical generating units, bring up to $140 billion in annual health benefits, and prevent thousands of premature…

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Newsbytes: Obama/EPA put CO2 regulation on hold

While the Goreacle was bloviating about “24 hours of climate reality“, Obama quietly slipped in the real reality – CO2 regulation is put on hold and Gore’s quest to regain his climate mojo has been made even more irrelevant. Obama Delays CO2 Regulations Indefinitely The Environmental Protection Agency is again delaying a plan to curb…

BREAKING: House bill unveiled late Friday cuts EPA budget by $3 billion, blocks funding for all current and pending EPA climate regulations for stationary CO2 source

The Hill E2 wire reports: House GOP spending bill prohibits funding for EPA climate regs By Andrew Restuccia – 02/11/11 07:33 PM ET A government spending bill unveiled Friday night by House Republicans would prohibit funding for Environmental Protection Agency climate regulations through September of this year. The continuing resolution, which would fund the government…