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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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  • 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

  • Letter: Ritz under attack by state education board I attended the Indiana State Board of Education meeting in Indianapolis on Wednesday, July 9, and was genuinely disturbed by what I saw.

    July 17, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Dispatchers should not lose wages, benefits In regard to the plan to combine the city and county dispatch centers to one unit: Since this has come up it has pointed out a shameful tragedy of a group of employees in a life-saving unit of government. The city's emergency dispatch operators haven't had a pay raise in about 10 years.

    July 16, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Law trumps compassion on immigration problem As I was watching a debate on the immigration problem, the "build a fence" participant appeared to lose considerable moral ground when his liberal counterpart said, "There is a high moral ground … I would like to have an open border situation. It would be good for this country …. " She summarized by saying we ought to be a "compassionate nation."

    July 15, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Goodstock crowd continues to be considerate On July 5th Good’s Candy Shop held its sixth annual Goodstock. This event features live music, food and a car show. This year was a record turnout with 120 cars on display and over 1,200 people visiting.

    July 14, 2014

  • Letter: Dickmanns set a good example for city What a beautifully warm day and what a great day for the city of Anderson on July 3. The Anderson Town Center Park was renamed the Dickmann Town Center Park by Mayor Kevin Smith during a ceremony that was attended by an enthusiastic crowd.

    July 12, 2014

  • Letter: First Amendment protects newspapers The newspapers for hundreds of years was our source of news, and I believe recognized information is the currency of a democracy and Americans' freedom depends on a free press providing factual nonbiased reporting.

    July 12, 2014

  • Viewpoint: Damming river will affect entire state One proponent of the White River reservoir construction says that if you are opposed to damming the White river then you are one of the few and are loud and irresponsible. His support of the reservoir offers no facts or referenced success stories, only rosy predictions of what he wants you to believe that it could be.

    July 11, 2014

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