The inability of power companies to meet demand is almost exclusively a consequence of the Obama administrations publicly stated goal to bankrupt the coal industry and in turn ram through the de-industrialization of America under the guise of the phony global warming mantra.
Even as China and Mexico are allowed to build dozens of new power plants every year, the United States is barely permitted to construct a handful, as the Environmental Protection Agency takes control of refineries and power plants under the completely fraudulent pretext of preventing global warming even as the country experiences some of the coldest weather seen for decades.
Texas has been the epicenter in a battle over the Obama administrations drive to have the EPA regulate greenhouse gas emissions. Texas is the only state that has refused to implement a permit process.
Austin said it would not establish such a scheme for greenhouse gas emissions because the US Environmental Protection Agency had no authority to regulate them as of January 2, reported the Financial Times.
Twelve other states are mounting a legal challenge to the federal governments authority but they, unlike Texas, are implementing the new measures while the dispute makes its way through the courts.
Local environmental officials in Texas were again involved in a fight with the EPA after the, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last week approved an air permit for the $3.2 billion Las Brisas Energy Center despite a formal EPA request that the commission delay issuing the permit until EPAs concerns about the plants emissions impacts are fully addressed.