WASHINGTON (AP) — Coal-fired power plants would be forced to capture emissions or shut down under a rule issued Thursday by the Environmental Protection Agency.

New limits on emissions from coal and natural gas electric plants are the Biden administration’s most ambitious effort yet in its battle to shut down these facilities in what it sees as an effort to fight "climate change."

The rules are a key part of President Joe Biden’s pledge to eliminate CO2 from the electricity sector by 2035 and economy-wide by 2050.

The rule was among four separate measures targeting coal and natural gas plants that the EPA said would provide “regular certainty” to the power industry and encourage them to make investments to transition to wind and solar energy.

States are already involved in lawsuits over new EPA rules regarding coal and natural gas. These new rules will bring a new wave of lawsuits from many states, including Wyoming.

EPA "rulemaking" is an attempt to write laws without going through Congress as the Constitution demands.


During this last legislative session in Wyoming, there was a lot of talk about the state's involvement in Carbon Sequestration and the battle against "human-caused climate change."

Different points of view are not covered in today's news media and are blocked by social media.

So the CO2 Colotion was invited to testify before a Wyoming House committee, to get the other side of the story.

The CO2 Colotion is made up of climatetologistist, geologists, physistis. and even the co-founder of Green Peace.

Only 4 are mentioned in the video, but many scientists in different fields are members. Use this link to see who they are.

The almost 14-minute-long video, below, is part of their testimony.

The speaker was geologist Dr. Gregory Wrightstone. As a geologist, he understands what Earth's weather was like in the past and even the role CO2 played in the life cycles of the past.

He begins by pointing out that CO2 is not a pollutant.

Without it, Earth is a dead planet.

Levels of CO2 began increasing before humans were industrialized, and continue climbing today.

CO2 levels were much higher in the past, and because of that, there was more abundant life on Earth.

It is true that the planet has warmed some. But that warming trend began 300 years ago. It's not new.

Earth was a lot warmer in the past, and when it was there was more life.

In the chart below the blue line represents CO2 levels.

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In the graph above you can see CO2 levels in the past.

They were much higher than they are today.

Higher CO2 levels do not always mean warmer temperatures.

When the CO2 level is too low there is far less life on Earth, often a mass dieoff.

Warmer temperatures and more CO2 have always led to more life.

There was a time when the Vikings inhabited Greenland with crops and livestock. It was cold weather that drove them off. Cold kills.

Dr. Wrightstone explained to the committee that today's CO2 levels are very low and need to be higher.

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In his presentation, Dr. Wrightstone shows that are not experiencing more forest fires, hurricanes, or other natural disasters.

In the video, you will see the actual numbers provided by NOAA and other world government agencies to prove this.

Modern food production is up by a lot.

Human death, due to natural disasters, is down -- more than 90% since the year 1900.

This is not what you typically hear reported by your news media or politicians.

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The 1930s was a lot warmer than it is today.

We then reached a period in the 1960s and 70s when it got so cold and snowy that some scientists worried that were were heading into another ice age.

Now the planet is warming again, just a little. That's a good thing.

The planet is also getting greener and Dr. Wrightstone shows this by using data from NOAA and NASA.

A warming planet with more CO2 means more life and even more food production for all life on Earth, including humans, Dr. Wrightstone explained.

For more information or to learn about the CO2 Colotion, follow this link.

The Tate Geological Museum Casper Wyoming

The Tate Geological Museum was founded in 1980 through a gift from Marion and Inez Tate. It was originally designated as the Tate Earth Science Center and Mineralogical Museum. Because ‘geological’ encompasses earth science, mineralogy, and paleontology, the name was changed to the Tate Geological Museum in 2001.

Located on the Casper College campus, the museum is a great resource for the community. Many local schools and groups come to the museum to add to their student's learning experience.

Tate houses a collection of over 6000 fossil and mineral specimens.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

The Largest Gun, Saddle & Oddity Museum In Wyoming

The old west is preserved with the largest collection of guns, saddles and rare western oddities at King's Saddlery & Museum in downtown Sheridan, Wyoming.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

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