How’s Obama’s hopey changey stuff working out for all you guys in the coal industry.
Published on Jun 5, 2012 by usactionnewsdotcom
As Obama promised in 2008 he is killing the coal industry even though coal provides 50% of our nation’s electricity and does so at the lowest cost of any other energy source. That should help kill thousands of jobs and drive up the cost of everything that uses energy.
Democrat, West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, issued the following statement regarding the Obama Administration’s EPA guidelines:
“This move by the EPA can lead to only one conclusion—the Obama administration is trying to end the use of coal as we know it. This regulation will devastate West Virginia and our region by reducing jobs and unnecessarily increasing the cost of power for our citizens. I will not stand for it. This latest announcement is yet another example of the EPA’s inappropriate use of its regulatory authority to set policy for our country. Those decisions reside within the Congress, not an unelected bureaucracy. Even though a federal court last week told the EPA that it was acting beyond its power, the EPA continues to act beyond its authority and in a short-sighted manner that will hurt our economy and cost our country jobs. I will continue to vigorously defend our great state against the EPA’s overreaching, ideologically-driven policies that threaten to kill coal. We should be working to make our country more energy independent and create jobs, not harm them.”
IBD Editorials reported: Steven Miller, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, warns of job losses totaling 1.4 million over the next eight years and a 23% jump in electric rates in states dependent on coal-fired plants due to EPA regulations.
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