Blackouts Coming Under Obama EPA Regulations, Senator Warns
by: Daniel Jennings
February 6, 2014
The Obama administration’s restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions will lead to blackouts in the winter months, US Senator James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) is warning.
Inhofe believes that the shutdown of older coal-burning power plants because of Environmental Protection Agency restrictions will result in electricity shortages and power outages, unless the EPA reverses itself.
“If this recent cold weather occurs again in a year or two when these plants are shut down there simply will not be enough electricity available to keep homes and businesses warm,” Inhofe said Tuesday is a speech on the Senate floor. “It could result in massive blackouts. When Americans need their electricity it will not be there. It will be as if we’re living in the 1600s and everyone will be cold.”
“These coal-fired power plants which were critical to keeping homes all around the country warm during the cold temperatures are going to be shut down because of Obama’s environmental regulations,” Inhofe added.
Inhofe was introducing a bill, the Electricity Reliability and Affordability Act, which would allow states and not the federal government to determine what happens to power plants.
Inhofe predicts Electricity Shortages Next Year