Opinion

Obama, EPA going rogue on coal, oil and gas

An editorial from The Exponent Telegram

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Imagine if you will if King Fahd of Saudi Arabia declared that the most oil-rich nation in the world would no longer supply its “black gold” to the world. Can you imagine the anarchy that would take place?

In the United States, President Obama and the EPA have gone rogue on fossil fuels in an apparent attempt to eliminate all carbon-based fuels as an energy source in this nation.

 First, it was the “War on Coal.” Now, it’s the “not-so-surprise attack” on oil and natural gas.

Just when West Virginia residents thought that things couldn’t get any worse following the over-reach by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency following the announcement of the Clean Power Plan, the EPA shows that it can and will if it has its way.

Already, the Clean Power Plan calls for a 35 percent reduction from 2005 levels in carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants by 2030.

Now the Obama administration has turned its attack on methane gas emissions from the nation’s oil and gas industry…

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