Skip to comments.EPA rules Ariz. power plants must upgrade
Posted on 11/18/2012 7:47:15 PM PST by lowbridge
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met a deadline Thursday on a plan to control emissions from three Arizona power plants that it contends have impaired visibility at places like the Grand Canyon.
The Associated Press reports that the EPA had proposed approving Arizona's air-quality plan to reduce sulfur dioxide and soot at the Apache coal-fired plant in Cochise, along with the Cholla and Coronado plants. But when it came to nitrogen oxide emissions, the EPA suggested the state's plan didn't go far enough and came up with one of its own.
The conflict highlights the tension between the EPA and businesses after an election season in which the notion of heavy-handed environmental regulations became a popular argument for Republican candidates. Arizona and the administration of Republican Gov. Jan Brewer contend the EPA's proposals would cost hundreds of millionsof dollars, causing utility rates to sharply increase for residents.
Instead of low nitrogen-oxide burners, the EPA hinted it might require that some of plants' older units be equipped with selective catalytic reduction technology to keep 17,000 tons nitrogen oxide from being released into the air and causing visibility issues at 18 national parks and wilderness areas.
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Power plants will soon need to be protected by armed guards with machine guns.
The feds going after Arizona...who’d have thought. Paging EH...
Wonder if this is part of the revenge Jarrett said was coming after Obama was elected.
I think the head of the EPA has been sniffing nitrogen oxide
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It may as well be Arizona.
It may as well be now.
When the power plant owners shrug and pull a Hostess, the rates will really go down!
I hope the governor tells them to pound sand. The EPA needs to be reined in.
Expensive energy = prosperity for the big-government/big-corporate criminal complex.
Is the science being claimed, even valid? How do they know the plants are making the haze?
This is BS. An engineer who works with the plant up in Page said the source of coal used there is the cleanest burning in the country.
Like I said is the science even any better than that of globull warming? Supposing they DID put all that expensive junk on their smoke stacks, would it stop any of the haze they’re complaining about?
A fourth plant is also on the list - on Navahoe land.
1.1 billion to ‘fix’ (reduce by 40%)the emissions. Lease for the land the plant sits on runs out in 2019. Owners are talking of pulling the plug - sux to live in Arizona right now.
the haze is blowing in from China
The EPA seems to be an economic terrorist organization.
no kidding? all the way to Arizona? without even stopping in California first?
no just Obsessed With Control
INJUNS DEFEND FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHT TO MAKE SMOKE SIGNALS!
There is no haze. I was at the Four Corners area and the Grand Canyon last month. In all the years I’ve visited, I’ve never seen “haze” there. This is absolute BS!
That part of the country probably has the cleanest air anywhere. You normally can see 60 miles. At one overlook, I could see a mountain that was about 120 miles away.
In the end the same, remember the brouhaha about crucifying their enemies?
you can shut down everything ,but China and India will keep pumping 100 times more
purple haze... is in the epa’s brain
somehow things just don’t seem the same
acting strange, and i don’t know why
The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station power plant located in Tonopah, Arizona,is about 45 miles west of central Phoenix. It is the largest nuclear generation facility in the United States, averaging over 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of electrical power production in 2008. Arizona should use all of this power for Arizona only! Let California build their own power plants. Palo Verde could pick up some of the lost power caused by the federal restrictions!
I could be wrong, but aren’t these coal fired electric generating plants burning coal from open pit coal mines on Indian land. Some years back the Indians let in the coal miners in order to increase tribal revenue. The lease payments and extraction payments have become very important to the tribe as payments trickle down to every member on the tribal lands and even some away in cities. They don’t have the casino deals as there are few population centers near the tribal lands as the Vegas crowd (Harry Reid’s paymasters) have fought Indian casinos.
What happens to these Indians when the EPA essentially shuts down the electric plants and the mines lose their biggest and almost only customer? Will Great Leader Obama take care of his red/brown brothers?
I drifted into an altered state of Orwellian bliss and strangely, the numbers 1984 appeared as if in a vision, floating in front of my eyes!.
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Here's Section 1 of Article I:
All (emphasis added) legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.
In other words, the only reason that I can figure that cititizens and businesses reluctantly ask the EPA, "how high," when the EPA dictates, "Jump!," is because citizens are not being taught constitutional limits on federal government powers in the nation's schools.
Also, what's even worse than Congress unconstitutionally delegating regulatory powers to constitutonally undefined federal agencies like the EPA is this imo. The states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution the specific power to regulate environmental issues, the 10th Amendment clarifying in general that the Constituton's silence about such things means that such issues are automatically uniquely state power issues. So not only is Congress wrongly delegating legislative powers to rogue federal agencies, but Congress is delegating powers which the states have never delegated to Congress via the Constitution.
Finally, it wouldn't surprise me if Congress's unconstitutonal delegation of federal regulatory powers to agencies like the EPA is nothing more than smoke-and-mirrors way for corrupt Congress to bypass its Article V requirement to petition the states for specific new powers via constitutional amendments.
What a mess! :^(
She’s certainly blowing up like a balloon. So either sniffing or eating way too much sugar. Uh oh, moochelle isn’t gonna be happy about that.
EPA is messing with the state again.
Your posting capsules the situation. The AGs of many States should jointly file suit in Federal Courts (to elevate to SCOTUS) to abolish such regulatory agencies like the EPA.
Next, I bet obama is going to close the Grand Canyon since the numerous visitors are spoiling the natural environment.
A lot of people live in the Grand Canyon, we have to hold down the pollution there for their safety.
I wouldn’t upgrade, I’d just shut them down. Welcome to the third world.
Alternately, I’d tell the USEPA to go pound sand, arm up, and challenge them to MAKE me upgrade.
If the EPA sends inspectors, put them in jail
Has anyone from the east coast been out to the west lately? What pollution, you inner-city-hazed morons? You can see for miles and miles on ANY day. This EPA stuff is utter bullcr*p. It is like when I was a kid and some self-promoting french clod named Jacques Cousteau taught us from his documentaries that the oceans are filled with plastic and assorted pollutants. They aren’t.
If Obama can’t get us, the EPA will! Isn’t that stuff in the canyon blowing in from CA?
Figures....face it, we’re in the crosshairs. *sigh*
Isn’t it sad?
The EPA is shutting down power plants all over the place. I believe they have target not less than 200.
Is it time yet?
I hope if they are forced to shut down it causes power shortages and brownouts / blackouts in California.
You are spot on. The American economic system is built on cheap energy and low regulation. Obama is working diligently to kill all that.
It's been said before to a Pharaoh of old, but I'll say it again,
"LET MY PEOPLE GO!!"