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Rand Paul: Obama Is Forcing The EPA ‘Down Our Throats’

Growing up, I did not know that coal plants produced large amounts of waste other than the soot and smoke. It was not until recent years that I learned the waste had toxic elements in it.

I would far rather have the EPA “forced down my throat” than the poisons of corporate greed and irresponsibility.

The true cost of “cheap” coal has gone unnoticed and unappreciated. It is time we know the truth, and recognize the full costs.
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

By all means, put the regulators as close as possible to the money. The miners will be dying to maximize the conflict of interest and corruption that local regulation would encourage.

The states should be regulating their mines themselves, but their ability and willingness to do so is questionable.

August 31, 2010 - Posted by | Environment, Regulation | , , , ,

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