EPA Chief: Yes, We're Fighting a 'War on Coal'

Gina McCarthy, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, was on Bill Maher’s show and clarified the department’s position on coal:
Bill Maher: “Some people called it a war on coal. I hope it is a war on coal. Is it?”
Gina McCarthy: “That’s exactly what this is.”
For some perspective, a Heritage Foundation analysis of anti-coal policies found that they will destroy more than 500,000 jobs, slash the income of a typical family of four more than $1,400 a year, and increase electricity prices at least 20 percent. Price spikes could be much higher in states that depend heavily on coal-fired power plants, especially in the Midwest. Coal still produces 37% of the nation’s electricity.
One wonders if the consequences of winning this ‘war on coal’ are actually understood. We don’t have a replacement for coal that is anywhere near as cost-effective or as efficient, so this will end up being an extremely expensive fight.

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Comment by H. Gregory Badger on August 4, 2014 at 4:28am

Karma, Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

I know some of the players left over from WWII who are behind all this mess.

This is definitely a repeat.

Gene, look for a friend request.

Comment by Karma Miller on August 3, 2014 at 7:21pm

       I KNEW ABOUT THE PINK PANTHERS . I'VE TRYED TO LEARN ABOUT HITLER AND WHAT HE DID BECAUSE I THINK SO MUCH OF WHAT IS HAPPING NOW IS SIMILAR  !!

Comment by Dr. Gene Sanders on August 2, 2014 at 1:02pm

H. Gregory Badger

RE:"

GOD HATES THEIR BEHAVIOR PROBABLY MORE THAN ANY OTHER SIN.

OBAMA IS A QUEER."

I love your comment.  Short, succinct and CORRECT.

PS-"OBAMA IS A QUEER," and that's just his good side--he's also a despot, a murderer, and a devout psychotic.

PPS-I really don't think that there is anything vile and repulsive he hasn't done.  Yet, we allow him to keep his job, keep his pretend citizenship and steal and kill all he wants.  Why is that?

Comment by H. Gregory Badger on August 2, 2014 at 11:32am

Germany had PLENTY of queers in the government with Hitler.

In fact, There is a part of their army called "The Pink Panthers".

Comment by H. Gregory Badger on August 2, 2014 at 11:30am

I've read the Bible cover to cover about 70 times

Queers brought down MANY nations.

GOD HATES THEIR BEHAVIOR PROBABLY MORE THAN ANY OTHER SIN.

OBAMA IS A QUEER.

Comment by Karma Miller on August 2, 2014 at 10:06am

        GREGORY    I WON'T SAY ALOT ON HERE BUT I WAS WONDERING IF OTHERS NOTICED . I THINK IT WILL HURT THE COUNTRY !

Comment by Karma Miller on August 2, 2014 at 10:01am

       I ALSO WROTE ON THE COAL SITUATION AND SCRUBBERS SOMETIME AGO WHEN THE SUBJECT CAME UP > OUR COAL HAS BEEN CLEANED FOR YEARS AND THERE IS VERY LITTLE POLLUTION FROM BURNING IT ! HOW IS IT GOING TO HELP WITH SEVERAL OTHERS AROUND THE WORLD BURNING IT AND NOT CLEANING IT . THERE BANDING IT HERE WON'T HELP ! OUR ELECTRIC BILLS WILL ONLY GO OUT OF SIGHT. THIS IS A MONEY GAME TO LOAD SOMEONE POCKETS !!!!

Comment by H. Gregory Badger on August 1, 2014 at 5:23pm

Karma, I've noticed it and pound on this issue every day.

It brought down many past civilizations.

We must stop it NOW.

Comment by Karma Miller on August 1, 2014 at 3:01pm

       I'M I THE ONLY THAT IS NOTICING THIS OR THE ONLY ONE WHO HAS SAID ?? OBAMA IS PUTTING A LOT OF LESBIN AND GAY PEOPLE IN KEY POISION !! HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS ?

Comment by Robert Myles on August 1, 2014 at 10:57am

obama's War on Coal is intended to cause electricity rates skyrocket and bankrupt the middle class. We are quite capable of building highly efficient coal burning power plants that are less polluting than cars are. The place for a War on Coal is in china where the air is often the color of sulphur  

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Fact Check:   'Joe Biden Claims ‘We Didn’t Lock People Up In Cages’

CLAIM: Former Vice President Joe Biden claimed, on immigration: “We didn’t lock people up in cages.”

VERDICT: FALSE. The “cages” were built by the Obama-Biden administration.

Univision moderator Jorge Ramos asked Biden at the third Democrat debate at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, why Latinos should trust him after the Obama administration continued deporting “undocumented immigrants.”

Biden claimed that the Obama administration’s policies were more humane than those of President Donald Trump: “We didn’t lock people up in cages,” he said.

In fact, the “cages” were built by the Obama administration to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border illegally in 2014.

Originally, the Obama administration was “warehousing” children — literally — in overwhelmed Border Patrol facilities. Breitbart News broke the story of the surge, which was partly triggered by Obama’s policy of allowing illegal alien children who entered the country as minors to stay in the country (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA).

Above image credit: AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, Pool, File

The above photo was published by the Associated Press in June 2014, and the photo below is of Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson, touring a Border Patrol facility with “cages.”


Above: Border Patrol officers escort Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Gov. Jan Brewer through the department’s Nogales processing facility for immigrant children. (Photo courtesy Barry Bahler/Department of Homeland Security)

The “cages” are chain-link enclosures in Border Patrol processing facilities that are meant to protect children from adults in custody. They are not permanent accommodations.

In mid-2018, as the Trump administration began enforcing a “zero tolerance” policy that stopped the “catch-and-release” policy of letting illegal aliens go after they were arrested. Detaining adults and children meant that children had to be processed separately; the enclosures prevented adults from harming children.

As Breitbart News reported at the time, children were not housed in “cages.” They were processed and then taken to shelters, where they were given medical care, toiletries, education, recreation, and counseling, and where staff attempted to find relatives or sponsors to whom they could be released.

Democrats began tweeting images of “kids in cages” to condemn the Trump administration. Journalists, too, shared those images.

One problem: they were taken during the Obama administration.

Public outrage at the images led President Trump to end the policy, and require families to be detained together.

Democrats keep repeating the mistake, however: in July, they had to delete a tweet that used an image from the Obama era and cited the “inhumane treatment” of children by the Trump administration.

Republicans argue that not detaining illegal aliens is actually the cruel policy, because it encourages migrants to undertake a dangerous journey, often guided by cartels and smugglers.

As Breitbart News’ Alana Mastrangelo noted recently:

But what’s worse than “cages,” however, are reports of migrant children also being handed over to human traffickers during the Obama administration — while Biden was vice president — according to the New York Times. Between October 2013 and July 2015 alone, nearly 80,000 unaccompanied children from Central American countries were detained by U.S. authorities.

It remains unclear how many of the tens of thousands of children were handed over to human traffickers — including sex traffickers — during that span of nearly two years, as those cases are reportedly not tracked.

“Others were ransomed by the very smugglers to whom their families paid thousands of dollars to sneak them into the United States,” reported the New York Times in 2015, during Obama’s presidency and Biden’s vice presidency. “Some lost limbs during the journey or found themselves sold into sexual slavery.”

Biden told voters in South Carolina last month that he would close all border detention facilities, guaranteeing that the migrant flow would continue.

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