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February 20, 2014

Viewpoint: Coal-generated electricity is dependable and capable

Is your electric bill too low? Would you like to pay more? Are you ready for hours or days without electricity?

The Environmental Protection Agency is supporting more expensive and energy wasting regulations that will hurt coal-fueled electricity generation in Indiana and other states. Even though the U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dropped 3.8 percent in 2012 and are 12 percent below 2007 levels, the EPA continues its illogical and dangerous drive to eliminate coal use.

American Electric Power, which provides power to more than 5 million customers in 11 states, plans to retire nearly a quarter of its coal-fueled generating capacity in response to the harmful and unnecessary regulations. The Department of Energy said regulations would increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.

The Obama administration is promoting and subsidizing new technologies like solar and wind. These new technologies are not yet dependable in expectable weather conditions, and must have 100 percent backup for the times they do not work. Coal-generated electricity is dependable and capable, as we have seen during this frigid winter. Solar and wind could not have met that demand. We deserve dependable, economical, and modern power generation technologies. Fossil fuels must not be outlawed until the new green technologies can prove their dependability, and economic competitiveness, without huge taxpayer subsidies.

Let your congressional representatives know, not to allow the EPA to harm efficient, dependable and capable fossil fuel use, the foundation of our industrial economy and standard of living. Solar and wind are not ready to handle the demands that keep our country prosperous.

Contact your congressional representatives: http://www.contactingthecongress.org/

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    July 29, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Adding such a robust water resource with Mounds Lake would set us apart I have lived in Madison County most of my life, and for the past 14 years, I served on the Town Council in Pendleton, recently retiring as president. I have watched with great interest the happenings around the proposed Mounds Mall for a few reasons.

    July 26, 2014

  • Letter: Dr. David and Kay Mares are local treasures Throughout history we have had treasures that were not appreciated until years or centuries after their time. The lost art of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. The terra cotta men of China. Vincent Van Gogh was a failing, starving artist in his time. Now his works are some of the world’s most valued. Madison County has a prize of its own that should be recognized in its time.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Reservoir promotion has circus approach P.T. Barnum is starting his tour to promote the reservoir by going to all the towns surrounding the dream. Rob Sparks is this town's P.T. Barnum.

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Repentance is key to surviving times What happens to a nation that refuses to repent before God? What happens to a nation that had strong Christian beginnings, but now more closely resembles Sodom and Gomorrah?

    July 24, 2014

  • Letter: Anderson's annexed areas still lack business On July 10, 2014, at the Anderson City Council meeting, the executor of the estate was shut off from speaking, because she did not live in Adams Township, and the person from Adams Township tried to get up and speak was not allowed to. The council rushed the vote for zoning the land for business.

    July 22, 2014

  • Letter: Birth control, abortion should be woman's choice Why are Republicans so gung-ho on restricting birth control and abortion? That's easy. Republican legislators are so unpopular because they don't legislate and literally block all bills that would help the middle and lower income classes.

    July 22, 2014

  • Bannon, Tom Viewpoint: Paramount is an investment that is paying dividends About 25 years ago the citizens of Anderson made a decision that would have a long lasting impact on the community. Instead of saving the old Paramount Theatre, which had fallen into serious disrepair, it was decided that the easy and prudent decision was to get rid of the building to create additional downtown parking. Shortly after the Paramount came down, the community got rid of another abandoned structure when the old Carnegie Building, which was the former home of the Anderson Public Library, was torn down.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • Letter: Wall Street should not be in politics Talk about corruption, ponzi schemes, we're looking at you, Wall Street, controlling the prices of our food, gasoline and clothing we must buy and about every company in America — while trashing President Obama, the Affordable Health Care Plan, along with every Democrat, to influence our elections, at the same time.

    July 17, 2014

  • Letter: 23 Relay for Life teams raised $40,000 As chairs of this year's American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Madison County, we would like to thank everyone for their generosity and support.

    July 17, 2014

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