A new Obama administration regulation–the so-called Stream Protection Rule–is about to drive up energy costs and unemployment with no gain in environmental benefits, cautions the National Mining Association.
“The primary motive of this regulation is not to protect streams, as its title would suggest, but to protect federal regulators' jobs at the expense of coal miners' jobs as the nation's energy providers,” said Luke Popovich, vice president of communications for the National Mining Association.
In a classic example of needless regulation, the U.S. Office of Surface Mining, or OSM, plans to change more than 475 regulations, as well as add more new rules – despite no demonstrated need. OSM has crafted the rule behind closed doors, Popovich said, shutting cooperating states out of discussions about the purpose and content of the regulation.
The new rule carries a heavy economic price tag, Popovich warned. He pointed to an analysis by an independent consultant that found that OSM’s rule would put more than 268,000 mining and dependent jobs at risk—adding to the 40,000 high-wage jobs already lost in the industry.
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The upcoming unveiling of the Environmental Protection Agency's plan to impose new far-reaching regulations on emissions of existing power plants promises to bring unwelcome increases in electricity prices for consumers and businesses, warns the National Mining Association.
"This plan is all pain and no gain," said Luke Popovich, vice president of communications for the National Mining Association." That's why state leaders across the country are coming to the same conclusion— that we should not sacrifice our power system to an unworkable plan built on a faulty interpretation of the law."
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It is time for a new New Testament. In February of 2012, a council of scholars and spiritual leaders, convened by religious scholar Hal Taussig, came together to discuss, debate, and reconsider which books belong in the New Testament. They talked about dozens of newly found texts, their lessons, and how they inform the previously bound books. Reading the existing New Testament alongside these new texts—The Gospel of Luke with The Gospel of Mary, Paul’s letters with The Letter of Peter to Philip, The Revelation to John with The Secret Revelation to John—offers the exciting possibility of understanding both—the new and the old—better. What were early Christians’ concerns? What was daily practice? What was a woman’s place? How was Jesus remembered and his message promoted? In this imaginative reframing, Taussig presents explanatory introductions and additional historical background alongside the traditional New Testament books and ten newly included scriptures, all bringing us closer to a full appreciation of these documents and their impact on spiritual life. Learn more at http://bit.ly/newnewtestament Religion
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First video from ASHLEIGH K. Track Written by ASHLEIGH K & NADEGE BORTIER. Music Produced by ASHLEIGH K, NADEGE BORTIER & MT. STARRING: PETER LUKE YUSUF SERIFI. FEATURING: VICKY LUKE GEMMA EDWARDS. VIDEO PRODUCED BY: DAVID PHILBEY & MARK TIERNEY. Video directed by Mark Tierney for PRIMROSE PRODUCTIONS
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Say hello to a new kind of breakfast in the U.S. – belVita Breakfast Biscuits – hitting shelves this month! New belVita Breakfast Biscuits are delicious, lightly sweet crunchy breakfast biscuits baked with whole grain, specially developed to provide nutritious sustained energy to fuel your body for the whole morning.
Rather than tell you about the belVita Breakfast lifestyle, we thought we’d show you! belVita Breakfast has partnered with cultural tastemakers from across the country who exemplify the belVita Breakfast lifestyle and champion sustained morning energy. These individuals, better known as “Power Up Pros,” are driven, optimistic and active – heralded for their creativity and entrepreneurialism.
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