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Obama’s EPA Raises Objections to South Dakota Coal Power Plant. By Catherine Dodge. Bloomberg.com

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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to Obama’s EPA puts hold on South Dakota coal plant

  1. avatar jdubya says:

    This one as well..http://www.examiner.com/a-1810068~EPA_board_to_review_Navajo_coal_plant_air_permit.html?cid=rss-Arizona_Headlines

    I am all for these reviews and slow downs/stops of plants, but this administration better have some backup plans in place that can squeeze some juice. The best way for him not to get reelected would be to propagate a bunch of brown/blackouts across the country.

  2. jdubya,

    Yes that would hurt him, but does anyone know if this is likely (blackouts) given the weak economic demand?

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