If they can’t take away the guns, they can eliminate the ammunition. Obama and the EPA just shut down the last lead smelting plant in the US, the Doe Run Company. This administration raised the EPA regulations by 10 fold and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply. You can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck.
The EPA is bypassing Congress and enacting tough rules and regulations on energy and manufacturing companies under the guise of curtailing global warming, even though it was recently called a hoax by an international panel.
The recently released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which is comprised of an international group of scientists sponsored by the United Nations (UN) and numerous top climate scientists have admitted that many of their “global warming” predictions were wrong or seriously exaggerated. However, that’s not stopping Obama.
Just as the Obama administration lied about Obamacare and your health, they’re also lying about the effects of global warming to further their objective of taking more freedoms from Americans.
While Americans are focused on issues about healthcare, the NSA and Benghazi, the EPA is quietly helping to shut down smelting plants by increasing regulations and strangling manufacturers financially.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, About 145 employees of the Doe Run lead smelter have learned they will lose their jobs at the end of December because of the plant’s closure. An additional 73 contractor jobs also will be eliminated. The job cuts were expected. The plant, which has operated for more than a century, and is the lone remaining lead smelter in the United States, announced in 2010 that it will cease operations at the end of this year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the company “made a business decision” to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act. However, it was impossible to meet their standards. The Doe Run Co. announced last year that it had dropped plans to build a new lead processing facility in Herculaneum that would have used a new, cleaner lead production technology. The company cited that the $100 million project as too financially risky.