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Texas EPA Czar Starts Mercury War Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Dec 21, 2011, 06:52 PM

Last year, Texas Czar Al Armendariz, a professor at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tx., focused on protecting sagebrush lizards and fighting against fracking drilling for natural gas to harm the Texas economy as part of President Barack Obama’s war on the Lone Star state.

But in 2012, the Texas EPA czar will enforce new mercury regulations that would likely shut down power plants and lead to power shortages.

The Houston Chronicle reports that, “Texas environmentalists are cheering new federal environmental standards that will force coal-and-oil-fired power plants to reduce mercury emissions and toxic pollutants or shut down.”

Power plant owners fear that the Texas EPA czar’s militant environmental agenda will lead to layoffs and an unnecessary strain on the state’s power grid.

According to the Houston Chronicle, “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Lisa Jackson announced the new rules Wednesday in Washington.”

Apparently, Texas has 19 coal-fired power plants, more than any other state, and intends to construct nine me.

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written by Ken Dickson , December 22, 2011

The EPA is big government out of control. The SMU professor needs to be denied power for anything he uses that comes out of the grid, plus the oil companies need to refuse to sell him gasoline for whatever he drives. Why SMU does not fire him is amazing in itself!

This guy wants to destroy the country & is ignoring what is best for everyday life! You wanted change when you voted for Obama? Welcome to that change with "nuts" like this affecting our everday lives!



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written by G S , December 22, 2011

Is the EPA run by Pol Pot? Ideology 10, common sense 0.



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