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This is the global -- of our club.
For the sake of future generations.
Our generation must move toward a global compact to confront -- big change in climate before it is too late.
That is our job of that is our test we have to get to work.
President Obama rolling out his clean energy plan any speech set for Tuesday that was his speech from last week but already this new speech is gonna -- is facing strong resistance.
The president has workers need to prepare for -- clean economy the critics say the plane could crash the economies of some states like West Virginia Arkansas and Alaska and kill American jobs.
Imagine the timing of this latest speech with all the other fiscal and national security issues facing our country right now.
Let's talk about -- -- -- -- while our digital politics editor is here live and he also hails from West Virginia.
This is a true fact -- the west west Virginia's economy has been so devastated.
Already -- the restrictions on coal.
That this administration is put into place another round of it is for folks for folks back home would be pretty hard to imagine it would be pretty hard deal.
Baffled by the speech on Tuesday -- Georgetown University here in Washington.
But -- might -- the president multiple times has rolled out his energy policy before.
Look president has -- a lot of problems these days.
But one of them perhaps the debate arguably the biggest one is that his base is -- very upset about this domestic surveillance stuff.
They really don't like climate is a sop to them you talk about global warming and you go give a speech -- warming even -- The transition to green energy doesn't take place so there's two there's two layers here there's the part that's the sop to the base.
That you say but I'm talking about global warming -- may be eavesdropping.
But I am talking about global warming so you can be happy about that then there's the other part which is a practical policy part which is they can't even if they can't create the new energy economy that they want.
They can they can make the -- they can debilitate the existing energy structure so that it becomes unaffordable which in time they believe eventually.
Through these additional expenses and disruptions will make.
Solar panels wind energy in the like entered.
-- in the meantime -- He's having a tough time getting anything through capital well obviously -- GP controlled house Democrats controlling the senate.
Com and divisions within those two parties -- multiple issues as well.
So what is the point of bringing this up now because -- -- you know -- they're going to be a green energy package that's put together and makes it through Capitol Hill.
No but the power of the EPA is massive when we talk about what we've given to the -- and you've done this in -- regulation nation series many many times.
What powers the EPA have has our massive and what has the president's done to this point is to say.
You know coal energy is cheap it's about America -- has cheap abundant electricity in large part because we get nearly half of our electricity from coal.
It's in expense of what the administration said is basically can't build any new coal fired power plants.
But we have all these existing.
Power plants what the president it is believed the New York Times reported will roll out is that existing power plants have to have this even if he can't.
Make it happen in time what he'll do is convince these energy companies that the regulatory burden that dealing with the PH is going to be too much.
And they'll make the shift and start driving up energy prices.
Obviously gives a speech this week the base is happy.
Doesn't overshadow any of these other issues -- IRS and he -- today and he gathers no.
I mean look here's the thing.
For the remaining Democrats who are from carbon state you know.
It's been murder on moderate Democrats and for Democrats who -- from carbon states there's not much left to say about.
President Obama and his administration.
This will be hellacious for them in 2014 good luck whoever whatever Democrat wants running and showing more -- the Republican in West Virginia.
Good luck in states that you mentioned Arkansas good luck in Alaska they'll have to distance and -- themselves from the president there will be electoral consequences but they believe that through the power -- regulation at the yet this administration believes.
That they can make.
Electricity so expensive that solar and those alternatives become.
We shall -- Chris I want tomorrow 11:30 AM eastern on the interwebs and this is -- power play that's that's a good idea what -- that thinking.
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