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Shortsighted

June 2, 2013

Many Pennsylvanians have benefitted from the development of Marcellus Shale, allowing the Commonwealth to become energy independent, yet our residents’ electricity bills are fragile....

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nobud74

Jun-06-13 6:29 AM

What if the idea was to close plants so others could be built creating many union jobs?

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USABorn

Jun-04-13 2:06 AM

MrShaman - 12:27 PM

Whew!!! That's quite-the-list "(of "those companies") you provided!!!

Yeah...I'M "convinced"!!"

You know Sham, you are quite the jerk! Over the last year, time and again on this forum, these energy companies were going broke one after another. As each one fell, it was noted here.

You are being deliberately obtuse and talking like the liberal fool you are!

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garder54

Jun-03-13 10:41 AM

The author argues that EPA is being short-sighted, when it is obviously the author that needs a new lens prescription! I would say the person arguing for a lower power bill at the expense of the environment is short-sighted one.

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 1:27 PM

"China does not regulate the coal industry and they are paying the price environmentally. Is that what you want?" - CMReeder

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Things Change.

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See:

Tougher Quality Standards For Coal In China To Tackle Pollution

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 1:01 PM

"Common sense regulation will always be necessary. You just can't get common sense when liberals are in charge." - msgjsheets

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Yeah...thru the regulatory-process, Liberals "only" encourage new businesses/new technology.

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See:

Breen | Smart Science | Cleaner Energy

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 12:48 PM

"PA is energy independent? Then why do it cost a fortune to fill up my gas tank." - JerryfromRI

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I guess....because we only get an "abridged" education, on Henry Ford, from all o' those Texas-approved "history" text-books.

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See:

The History of Hemp Fuels - hemp ethanol saves the world

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 12:27 PM

Yes Tedeaux......we've seen the loss of billions of taxpayer dollars given to wind and solar power companies, only to see them go bankrupt. But not before pocketing millions by the individuals who owned/ran those companies." - USABorn

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Whew!!! That's quite-the-list (of "those companies") you provided!!!

Yeah...I'M "convinced"!!

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MrShaman

Jun-02-13 12:24 PM

"Coal provides almost 50% of our state`s electricity, meaning this regulation would cripple Pennsylvania`s energy independence, forcing rates to sky rocket." - Tony Mussare

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How 'bout we let a local-company worry about that.

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See:

Breen Energy Solutions, LLC - Company Profile by Insideview

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JerryfromRI

Jun-02-13 10:41 AM

Erik managed to mention liberal/liberalism only 3 times in 7 sentences. Impressive.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 10:09 AM

By the way common sense is lacking with conservatives also.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 10:09 AM

You are not even doing common sense regulations. An industry complains and you jump on board.

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msgjsheets

Jun-02-13 8:49 AM

Chuck, why do you always accuse conservatives of desiring no regulation. We are opposing stricter regulations that will kill the economy and drastically raise the cost of energy in this country based on misguided beliefs that we can "save" the planet. Common sense regulation will always be necessary. You just can't get common sense when liberals are in charge.

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JohnZook

Jun-02-13 8:38 AM

" Under my plan, electricity prices will necessarily skyrocket..." And now you be-otch and moan?! You voted for this Marxist/Commie TWICE even though he had absolutely no experience except rabble-rousing for poor folks. Under HIS plan, the United States of America will no longer exist as a great nation, with the help of unelected, appointed sympathizers to pass laws instead of Congress being allowed to. People like Sham, Hayes, 421, Reeder, et. al. voted and worship this "president"; thank them this winter when you have to heat your house.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 8:24 AM

Erik the only who is ignorant here is you.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 8:24 AM

Coal is not clean, it is cleaner than it use to be. It is still a dirty fuel for energy. There is still a lot of room for improvement.

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eriklatranyi

Jun-02-13 8:17 AM

The war on fossil fuels by the Obama Administration cannot be disputed.

Liberals tell us that the modern use of coal will return us to acid rain, smog and whatever other fairy tale they can contrive.

That is not the choice we face today.

Coal is incredibly clean today, thanks to technology.

Continued use of coal will mean more investment into future technology to make it even cleaner.

But liberals are hostile to anything other than their failed energy sources that stand no chance of competing with fossil fuels.

But that is the arrogance of liberalism....my ideas are superior, so all other ideas must be destroyed.

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CaveFelem

Jun-02-13 8:07 AM

Why not give the coal plants a chance to put more safeguards in place? What's wrong with that? IMO, better than shutting them down and raising electricity prices for everyone.

But I guess if you have a high paying job, another $50 or $100 per month for electricity means nothing.

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CMReeder

Jun-02-13 7:31 AM

Starts with the development of gas has made us energy independent to being dependent on coal for our energy.

China does not regulate the coal industry and they are paying the price environmentally. Is that what you want?

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CaveFelem

Jun-02-13 7:25 AM

And all the while, China and India continue to belch out pollutants unchecked.

It's going to reach a point where a normal person can't afford to live on their own. We only have so much money in our paychecks, and making something basic like electricity even more expensive is just one more nail in the coffin of the lower wage worker.

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JerryfromRI

Jun-02-13 7:03 AM

PA is energy independent? Then why do it cost a fortune to fill up my gas tank.

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USABorn

Jun-02-13 6:27 AM

Yes Tedeaux......we've seen the loss of billions of taxpayer dollars given to wind and solar power companies, only to see them go bankrupt. But not before pocketing millions by the individuals who owned/ran those companies.

Ah well, just chalk it up to the current culture of corruption running amuck in D.C. (District of Collusion).

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JabbaTheHutt

Jun-02-13 6:24 AM

Except even when given loads of our tax money those types of industries can't seem to keep from going belly up.

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Tedeaux

Jun-02-13 5:06 AM

It's all part of the master plan to do away with ALL coal fired powered plants. Wind and solar power are the way to go.....if you listen to the powers that be......

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