Obama “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” Agenda? Five Pennsylvania Coal-Fueled Power Plants to Close due to Obama Administration Regulations. GM Laying Off 1,300 Workers, Suspending Production of Chevy Volt

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While we experience over 8% unemployment and the Left screaming “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs”….what they don’t hear or see is this……

Five PA coal-fueled power plants to close due to Obama administration regulation

MARCH 1, 2012

BY ED MORRISSEY

We get on President Obama’s case for neglecting to keep his campaign promises, so it’s only fair to note when he fulfills them.  In January 2008, Obama promised to bankrupt coal-fired power plants with his new environmental regulations.  Consider this a promise kept:

GenOn Energy Inc. plans to close five of its older coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

The company, based in Houston, said Wednesday that tough new environmental rules make it unprofitable to operate the plants, which generate a total of 3,140 megawatts of electricity. The plants are in Portland, Shawville, Titus, New Castle and Elrama. Two plants in Ohio and one in New Jersey will also be closed. The company said the timeframes are subject to further review based on market conditions.

The Sierra Club cheered the announcement, of course, claiming it will prevent 179 premature deaths a year.  The Sierra Club is located in San Francisco, California, of course, and not in Pennsylvania, which will have to find some way to replace the production of 3140 megawatts of electricity each year.  The lack of production will make electricity even more expensive in the Rust Belt state where unemployment is 7.7% (about midrange for the US) and rising fuel prices will hammer the middle class already.

As the Obama administration continues its aggressive push to get more electric vehicles on the road — a goal of 1.5 million by 2015, when these plants are going to be shutting down — how exactly do they plan to generate enough electricity to meet current demand, let alone the increased demand as a million or more people plug their cars into the grid?

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After Obama touts electric cars as a way to save the environment and go green:

News on March 2, 2012

GM laying off 1300 workers, suspending production of Chevy Volt

See, Obama did save the car industry:

WASHINGTON EXAMINER – General Motors Co. announced the temporary suspension of Chevrolet Volt production and the layoffs of 1300 employees, as the company is cutting Volt manufacturing to meet lower-than-expected demand for the electric cars.

“Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” GM spokesman Chris Lee said. The car company had hoped to sell 45,000 Chevy Volts in America this year, according to the Detroit News, but has only sold about 1,626 over the first two months of 2012.

“GM blamed the lack of sales in January on “exaggerated” media reports and the federal government’s investigation into Volt batteries catching fire, which officially began in November and ended Jan. 21,” the Ann Arbor (Mich.) News reported.

The laid-off employees will be rehired April 23rd, when GM resumes production of the Volt.

This may be temporary now, but just give it time. The green agenda will eventually make it permanent.

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When will Obama take the blame for failed policies under his watch?  Failure to produce jobs and to increase unemployment rolls by closing coal fired power plants and failed Green policies resulting in workers now out of work?

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