This is my shocked face

The President says he wants to “create jobs”. However, it appears that they have to be “the right kind of jobs”.

These do not seem to be those kind of jobs

Chase Power, the parent company behind the $3 billion Las Brisas coal power plant in Corpus Christi, Texas, announced yesterday that it was cancelling the project.

“Chase Power … has opted to suspend efforts to further permit the facility and is seeking alternative investors as part of a plan of dissolution for the parent company,” Chase CEO Dave Freysinger told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times.

Freysinger made it very clear who was responsible for the projects death. “The (Las Brisas Energy Center) is a victim of EPA’s concerted effort to stifle solid-fuel energy facilities in the U.S., including EPA’s carbon-permitting requirements and EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for new power plants,” he said.

The Las Brisas power plant had been part of a larger Las Brisas Energy Center project planned for Corpus Christi’s Inner Harbor. Economists had projected that in the first 5 years of construction and operation the project would create as 1,300 direct and 2,600 indirect jobs. Now none of those jobs will exist.

Hmm, I seem to remember someone in a position of power saying that he was going to put coal plants out of business or something a while back….

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

Oh yeah. That guy.

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2 Responses to This is my shocked face

  1. Brian says:

    And if this proposed ban on modern sorting rifles and standard mags were to go though it would severely cripple if not completely destroy the firearms industry. I wonder how many people would be unemployed almost overnight.

  2. Sulaco says:

    Most interesting as Washington DC is powered by a coal fired plant and always has been. For me but not for thee, should be the moto for the Federal Gov now!

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