Obama Exempts G.E. From New Global Warming Rules

Washington Examiner

Last month, the Obama EPA began enforcing new rules regulating the greenhouse gas emissions from any new or expanded power plants.

This week, the EPA issued its first exemption, Environment & Energy News reports:

The Obama administration will spare a stalled power plant project in California from the newest federal limits on greenhouse gases and conventional air pollution, U.S. EPA says in a new court filing that marks a policy shift in the face of industry groups and Republicans accusing the agency of holding up construction of large industrial facilities.

According to a declaration by air chief Gina McCarthy, officials reviewed EPA policies and decided it was appropriate to “grandfather” projects such as the Avenal Power Center, a proposed 600-megawatt power plant in the San Joaquin Valley, so they are exempted from rules such as new air quality standards for smog-forming nitrogen dioxide (NO2).

There’s something interesting about the Avenal Power Center:

The proposed Avenal Energy project will be a combined-cycle generating plant consisting of two natural gas-fired General Electric 7FA Gas Turbines with Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and one General Electric Steam Turbine.

Maybe GE CEO Jeff Immelt’s closeness to President Obama, and his broad support for Obama’s agenda, had nothing to do with this exemption. But we have no way of knowing that, and given the administration’s record of regularly misleading Americans regarding lobbyists, frankly, I wouldn’t trust the White House if they told me there was no connection.

On the upside, at least Job Czar Immelt is creating jobs!

2 thoughts on “Obama Exempts G.E. From New Global Warming Rules

  1. Check out all these facts …. We the People Need New leadership in Washington DC , this is a Sign of an Out of Touch ideology !!!! Resource supply production and expansion is needed to feed the peace , not a bunch of Appeasement proceedings that will only lead to more of what we see going on . Setting Policy to allow for the self reliant to create their way in life create their needs in life should be up to we the people not the Government bureaucracies that are to head strong with their thinking about how we must live under their Ideology . We the People need to start Impeachment proceedings based off just this Mismanagement threat to US National security !!!

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