Fury builds over blackouts caused by de-industrialization of America

That’s the headline at News-Worthy Information, which leads to the same headline from the original article at Prison Planet. I’m not particularly enthused about citing PP as a source, considering all their conspiracy theories and Trutherism, yet, they happen to have a point

Fury is building over rolling nationwide blackouts triggered by the Obama administration’s deliberate agenda to block the construction of new coal-fired plants, as local energy companies struggle to meet Americans’ power demands amidst some of the coldest weather seen in decades.

– As we reported yesterday, four hospitals in Texas reacted furiously after they were hit with planned outages despite being promised they would be spared even as power to Super Bowl venues remains uninterrupted.

And they provide many more examples, leading to

Cold weather is not the primary culprit behind the power outages that have hit many areas of the country this week. The real blame lies with the Obama administration’s deliberate war against the efforts of local power companies to meet America’s energy needs by building new plants, the vast majority of which have been blocked by judges, governors and the EPA over the last four years at the behest of the Obama administration in the name of preventing global warming.

Remember when Obama said this?

“Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket,” Obama told the Chronicle . “Coal-powered plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.”

Well, his administration, along with Democrats in Congress and in State governments, have worked hard to destroy our energy infrastructure. In fact, a major source of energy, coal fired plants, have been abandoned in large numbers since 2001. No new plants have been started in the last two years. Good thing we have solar, wind, and hydrothermal, with the panels covered with snow, turbines frozen solid, and waterways frozen. On the bright side, more people will freeze to death, meaning less people on the planet, something the extreme envirowackos/climate alarmists should be pleased over.

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2 Responses to “Fury builds over blackouts caused by de-industrialization of America”

  1. david7134 says:

    I might note that we had a coal fired power plant being built across the line in Arkansas. It was half way finished when the fearless leader took over. One of his first acts was to tell them they had to resubmit their application permit. Thus shutting down the effort with much loss of money. Do you think the Muslim Brotherhood could give us some help??

  2. captainfish says:

    We don’t have to just blame Obama. Bush also didn’t help things, nor did Clinton.

    We have been deprived of new good sources of energy for nearly 40 years. Oh sure, we have gotten some gas electric plants, but a nuclear plant would provide much more power for much longer time.

    I find it funny that Texas has had rolling blackouts due to increased energy usage…. noting how they have spent millions on wind energy over the last decade.

    And, with the state and feds spending millions for solar energy in Arizona and New Mexico, one would think they had everything in hand…. in the dark and winter season.

    And now that we have stopped all new ocean drilling, and stopped all Gulf drilling, I don’t see where any problems arise for our near future. Nope.

    Oh, and don’t forget the ending of solar and wind projects by environmentalists and the blocking of new coal mining by the EPA. If the Dems retain power, they will dismantle hydropower plants as well. Then, increase taxes and fees placed upon the remaining energy producers…….

    …. paradise soon comes.

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