Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced that it was cancelling the project. Why? The EPA shutdown the project. It’s the goal of the Obama Administration, using the cover of the renegade Environmental Protection Agency, to shut down all coal-fired power plants in the United States. “Economists had projected that in the first 5 years of construction and operation the project would create . . . 1,300 direct and 2,600 indirect jobs.”
The EPA is being lobbied by environmental groups that have been big donors to the Democrats. The Sierra Club is one of the biggest impediments for home-grown energy production and is behind the goal of shutting down coal-fired power plants.
Up until 2012, Al Armendariz was an official with the EPA until he revealed the real objective of the Gestapo-like actions of the agency.
Armendariz resigned from the Environmental Protection Agency at the end of April in 2012 when “it came to light that he had suggested that the agency ‘crucify’ polluters to deter others. After the end of his EPA tenure, he joined the Sierra Club to campaign for the end of coal as an energy source for electricity. Here are his full comments from a 2010 speech caught on tape:
“It is kind of like how the Romans used to conquer villages in the Mediterranean — they’d go into a little Turkish town somewhere and they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them. Then that little town was really easy to manage for the next few years. . . . And so you make examples out of people who are in this case not complying with the law. Find people who are not complying with the law and you hit them as hard as you can and make examples of them.”
The Nazis did the same thing.
The word “decimation” comes from the Latin word decem for ten. It was “a form of military discipline used by officers in the Roman Army to punish mutinous or cowardly soldiers.” Decimation means “removal of a tenth.” See the film The Paths of Glory (1957) starring Kirk Douglas for a modern-day portrayal of the practice.
With the end of the Corpus Christi project, who will want to invest in long-term utility projects using coal? Who will pay for this? You and I will with higher prices and the possibility of no electricity.
While the EPA distanced itself from Armendariz’s comments, the Sierra Club saw them as a worthwhile method to attack the coal industry that most likely powers the homes of its members as well as the home of Mr. Armendariz.
Senator Inhofe, in a sarcastic response to Armendariz’s new post at the Sierra club, had this to say:
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Armendariz for his new job as a key player in the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign. At least at the Sierra Club he won’t get into so much trouble for telling the truth that their true agenda is to kill oil, gas and coal.”
What do these people think will power our homes in the future? Wind? Solar? Fairy dust?