The issue of jobs in Arizona is critical, as Patrick O’Malley has explained in two articles: The War on Coal, and The War on Coal: Take Action. Mr. O’Malley also illustrates the devastating effect that the EPA’s actions will have on raising the cost of water and electricity to all Arizonans. Under the Obama Administration, the EPA has taken charge over our lives. We no longer have a well behaved Rottweiler under control in our household. The Rottweiler has taken control.
As you can see from this press release issued by Republican Congressman Paul Gosar, he’s helping us fight off the EPA’s belligerance. But he cannot do it alone! Patrick O’Malley has provided two sample emails that you can send to the EPA, copying him, so he can physically and publicly hand them to the EPA at the hearing on November 14. The carbon letter must be emailed by Nov. 8. The NOx letter must be emailed by Nov. 14. Please copy Patrick O’Malley on both of these emailed letters. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
"On October 29, 2013, Republican Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spoke at the American Energy Jobs Rally on the steps of the U.S. Capitol, where thousands of people from across the country gathered in defense of the mining industry. Miners, plant workers and concerned citizens came to Washington to show support for coal and opposition to President Obama’s radical agenda. After the rally, Rep. Gosar issued the following statement:
“Arizona is right in the cross-hairs in the Administration’s War on Coal. Their assault is costing us jobs, revenue and affordable energy. We aren’t going to let President Obama get away with his radical agenda. Mining jobs and our nation depend on Congress fighting back. I’m here to lead the fight. Arizona can count on coal.”
When Congress rejected President Obama’s Cap and Trade Plan, his Administration began looking for ways to administratively circumvent Congress. The Clean Air Act’s Regional Haze provision is their primary avenue to attack existing coal power plants. Regulations were developed on all four of Arizona’s coal power plants and its coal mine: the Navajo Generating Station near Page, Coronado Generating Station in St. Johns, the Cholla Power Plant near Joseph City and the Apache Generating Station near Willcox as well as the Black Mesa Coal Mine near Kayenta on the Hopi Tribe’s Reservation. The Administration’s onslaught on coal could directly cost Arizona alone nearly 2,000 jobs and nearly 6,000mw of cheap base load energy, enough electricity to power 1.5 million homes.