Thursday, June 09, 2011

Killing the industrial revolution piece by piece.

"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American Electric Power Co. Inc. warned Thursday that it would have to shut down five plants and reduce operations at six others, at a cost of 600 jobs, to comply with new rules for coal-fired power plants proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Strict regulations being considered by the EPA to limit emissions of mercury, lead and other toxins from coal-fired plants could take effect in 3 1/2 years, a timeline AEP called "unrealistic." In order to meet the rules in time, the company said, it would have to close plants in Ohio, West Virginia and Virginia by the end of 2014 and retire generating units at plants in five states as soon as by the end of 2012."

Read more here.

I guess eventually we will have to live in tents. I hear there are a bunch of good ones beside rivers. The call them "cities".

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