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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Political Pandering at a Premium in Presque Isle County

    By jenkuz, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 05:36:52 AM EST
    Tags: Carbon capture and sequestration, coal, elections 2010, environmentalism, government regulation, jobs, Michigan, Politics, power plant (all tags)

    News about the Rogers City Coal Plant

    The most terrifying words in the English language are: I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
    Ronald Reagan

    The great election year of 2010.

    In today's Presque Isle Advance, three Democrat politicians issued statements in favor of getting funding for carbon capture, which Wolverine will not get unless there is an air quality permit granted by Jennifer Granholm.

    My question is, where were they last year?  Or the year before?   The Michigan DEQ did it's work to make sure the plant would be safe for the area in October of 2008.


    Sen. Carl Levin, Sen. Debbie Stabenow and Rep. Bart Stupak each sent letters of recommendation to the DOE secretary in hopes of luring the funding and benefits to Michigan. PIAdvance 4/28/10

    The three Democrats are writing the Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, to beg for your federal tax dollars to subsidize carbon sequestration technology.  Mind you, Stupak says, " Michigan is a prime location for demonstrating the feasibility of carbon sequestration technology."  Demonstrating the feasibility means, like I discuss in Part 20 of this series,  carbon capture and sequestration is an undeveloped process, and we, the rural citizens of Northern Michigan are supposed to bear the cost of trying to develop it.  All because of Al Gore and his junk science.  Even though it is not a mandate, nor a regulation, nor a law, Wolverine has to anticipate, that with this overbearing and controlling administration, that it will be necessary, eventually.  The money these politicians are seeking is about 176 million dollars.  Can I put this bluntly?  We are talking about regulating air!  Carbon Dioxide! The audacity of the Democrat Party here is ridiculous.

    In Part 8, I use this quote to show just how long this air permit has been held back:


    "The average time for a permit right now is running at about 70 days," Dolehanty said. "But these applications for power plants have been in house as long as a year and one-half." Wolverine submitted its air permit application September 26 of last year. Consumers Energy submitted its application October 15, Mid-Michigan turned in its application September 12 while Holland Board of Public Works submitted its application January 17, 2007.  PI Advance 7/3/08

    Where were these Democrats December 6th of 2007, which would have been 71 days after submission of the application for the permit?  Or March 26th, 2009 which would have been one and a half years after the application was submitted?  Or how about the 399 days since then?   Could it be an election year?  Yes it is, and the Democrat Party is looking to `help' Rogers City.  These three politicians are part of the Obama administration, and although they are not campaigning for office this year, this notice is a direct signal that they are posturing to make the Democrat Party look like they are good guys, giving Rogers City hope, when in fact, if it wasn't for them and their interest in controlling everything, this project wouldn't be so costly, and the `funding' would not be necessary.

    The good news is, this means we should have the permit in no time. The bad news is, Wolverine has had to undergo a lot of political bull to get this far, and it ain't over.

    Posted at jennerationx.com

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    As Usual - Great Reporting! (none / 0) (#1)
    by JGillman on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 08:26:22 AM EST
    I hope you are putting your work together, and are able to make a book out of it.

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