The Federalist has an amazing report about the tremendously uneven way new federal restrictions on carbon dioxide emissions are being applied across different states. The Federalist says:
“North Dakota will be allowed to emit 1,783 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity generated while Washington will only be allowed to emit 215 pounds per MWh.”
Isn’t that unequal protection under the law?
The article continues:
“Many states will be forced to shut down perfectly good coal-fired power plants to meet their emissions requirements. Shutting down fully functional power plants merely to force the expensive construction of replacement power plants will cause electricity prices to ‘necessarily skyrocket.’”
You can bet one of those states will be Kentucky, because a huge percentage of our current electrical power comes from coal, but maybe not for long.