Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Kelly (R) had choice worlds for the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on power plant emissions Monday, moving beyond the usual “war on coal” language and likening the proposed regulations to an act of terrorism. [...]So first we were told that efforts to control carbon emissions is like the concentration camps of Nazi Germany, now the same regulation amounts to "terrorism". Anything else? Anybody else want to weigh in with their deeply held pet theory about why we must continue to destroy the atmosphere of the planet at the fastest possible rate, some new thought on why turning the only planet mankind currently exists on into an Easy-Bake Oven, for freedom? Your starting bid is "because Hitler" and "because terrorism." Anyone else?
“You talk about terrorism — you can do it in a lot of different ways,” he said. “But you terrorize the people who supply everything this country needs to be great — and you keep them on the sidelines — my goodness, what have we become?”
AL.com reports on a press conference delivered by officials from the Alabama Public Service Commission and the Republican National Committee yesterday at which they argued against new EPA coal plant regulations by claiming that “coal was created in Alabama by God, and the federal government should not enact policy that runs counter to God's plan.”Oh f--k you, guy. That's it, I'm out. If anyone needs me I'll be out back building a Mars-capable escape rocket from a bunch of old apple crates.
“Who has the right to take what God's given a state?" asked commissioner-elect Chip Beeker.