“They are shutting down a perfectly good [Oklahoma] coal plant,” Commissioner Costello told The New American. “They’re shutting it down. Why? Because they want to give a sacrificial lamb to the feds, to say ‘We’ve shut this one down.’ It’s clean; the average cost of the energy input into that plant is 1.25 cents per kilowatt-hour. Steady, clean coal. And yet they want to shut it down, which will raise — double digits — the costs of all Oklahomans’ energy, including big business. Not good. Not good for Oklahoma. Not good that we have surrendered on a sue-to-settle basis our sovereign rights to the EPA.”
Commissioner Costello is one of a number of public officials, entrepreneurs, and constitutionalist leaders interviewed by The New American during a recent trip to the Sooner State. (See: Surgery Center of Oklahoma Leads the Way in Healthcare [Videos] and Brogdon Brings Constitutionalist Issues to Oklahoma’s Open Senate Race [Video].)
In the video interview available at the link below, Mr. Costello explains that “the burden of regulation is overwhelming” and a major force that has been driving American jobs overseas.
“For every one law that comes out of our representatives in Congress, 56 ‘laws’ come out of the bureaucracy. Fifty-six to 1!”
Click here to read the entire article and see video interview.
Photo: Oklahoma Commissioner of Labor Mark Costello