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Obama's War On Coal
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/18/11

Posted on 01/18/2011 5:45:16 PM PST by markomalley

Energy: Keeping a campaign vow to bankrupt the industry, the administration revokes the permit for an approved, working coal mine in West Virginia. Guess those electric cars will have to get their energy elsewhere.

We and others have warned that in the wake of November's "shellacking," the Obama administration would attempt to implement its agenda through regulations and rule making. As West Virginia's coal industry has found, it matters not even if you follow the rules. In pursuit of this agenda, the rules can be changed on the fly.

The Environmental Protection Agency has revoked the coal mining permit for Arch Coal's Spruce Mine No. 1 in West Virginia's Logan County. The permit was issued four years ago and since then Arch Coal, which provides 16% of America's coal supply, has followed every jot and tittle of the rules it was to operate under.

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KEYWORDS: agenda; archcoal; capandtax; capandtrade; coal; deathofthewest; enemy; energy; epa; globalwarming; joemanchin; manchin; obama; sprucemine
Bastard wants to destroy the country.
1 posted on 01/18/2011 5:45:18 PM PST by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Hello $7 per gallon gasoline as this moron continues to restrict energy resources.


2 posted on 01/18/2011 5:47:41 PM PST by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: markomalley

Sunshine, windmills, and unicorns bookmark.


3 posted on 01/18/2011 5:48:06 PM PST by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: markomalley

Wonder what recently elected WV Senator Manchin’s take on this is.

I think he has to run again in 2012, and his Zero-ness just exposed his flank.


4 posted on 01/18/2011 5:53:56 PM PST by Arm_Bears (I'll have what the gentleman on the floor is drinking.)
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To: markomalley

The number one enemy of America isn’t Osama Bin Laden. It’s the leftists in government, starting with Bacrock Obama and Harry Reid.


5 posted on 01/18/2011 6:08:16 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: Rembrandt

I would love to see states with resources break away and tell the Feds to go to hell.


6 posted on 01/18/2011 6:10:28 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: markomalley

Hello there Manchin. How’s your messiah working out for you.


7 posted on 01/18/2011 6:11:52 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: markomalley

Why don’t the Republicans defund the EPA?


8 posted on 01/18/2011 6:18:00 PM PST by FightThePower! (Fight the powers that be!)
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To: markomalley

I wonder if the guy had uranium, silicon, aluminum, or copper mining when he thought of this idea, because we will be mining these materials for generating power if it’s not coal we are looking for.


9 posted on 01/18/2011 6:28:55 PM PST by Morpheus2009 ("God doesn't play dice" - Albert Einstein)
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To: markomalley

Greetings from @gerfingerpoken


10 posted on 01/18/2011 6:43:59 PM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: steelyourfaith; Nachum; markomalley; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

Ping


11 posted on 01/18/2011 6:45:12 PM PST by raptor22 (The truth will set us free)
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To: raptor22
Greetings from @gerfingerpoken

Greetings from @markomally

12 posted on 01/18/2011 6:48:46 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: raptor22
Greetings from @gerfingerpoken

Greetings from @markomally

13 posted on 01/18/2011 6:48:56 PM PST by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

The EPA just slapped multi-million dollar fines on a coal-fired power plant in my county claiming it’s violating clean air laws. The plant owners insist they are and have been obeying the laws. All of a sudden, the government decides they’re not in compliance. This is a major producer of electricity for the east coast. It employs many local workers in an area that has seen high unemployment for years.

Obama is following up on his promise to make our utility rates “skyrocket.” He intends to ruin the American economy and competitiveness and reduce the standard of living for Americans. I hope the Democrats who represent this area can join with Republicans and stop him.


14 posted on 01/18/2011 6:51:05 PM PST by WestSylvanian
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To: WestSylvanian
He intends to ruin the American economy and competitiveness and reduce the standard of living for Americans.

Exactly - that's what democrats, and especially marxist democrats do.

15 posted on 01/18/2011 6:57:43 PM PST by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: markomalley
Well we now know that 0bambi has read at least a few pages of Sir Winston Churchill's "History of the Second World War."

Churchill to the war cabinet:

Strategic targets to defeat the Nazi's:

1. Target oil refining and coal mining industries for destruction

2. Destroy manufacturing capacity starting with ball bearing manufacturing

16 posted on 01/18/2011 7:04:59 PM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: spokeshave

Yeah....and someone loaded all the “dark side” passages from Atlas Shrugged into his teleprompter.


17 posted on 01/18/2011 7:07:33 PM PST by spokeshave (Islamics and Democrats unite to cut off Adam Smith's invisible hand)
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To: raptor22; enough_idiocy; meyer; Normandy; Whenifhow; TenthAmendmentChampion; Clive; scripter; ...
Thanx raptor22 !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

18 posted on 01/18/2011 7:13:26 PM PST by steelyourfaith (ObamaCare Death Panels: a Final Solution to the looming Social Security crisis ?)
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To: markomalley

Obama campaigned on a promise to shut down the coal industry so it should not be a big surprise that he is actually doing it.

Elections do have consequences.

Maybe the Obama people in West Va., Kentucky, Pennsylvania can fill their kids bellies with “Yes We Can!” bunmper stickers.

Here are the top 15 coal producing states (2009 data) and who they voted for in 2008.

U.S. Coal Production by State & by Rank (2009)

http://www.nma.org/pdf/c_production_state_rank.pdf

Rank - State - Production - % of Total U.S. - Voted For

1 - Wyoming - 431,107 tons - 40.1% - McCain
2 - West Virginia - 136,971 tons - 12.7% - Obama
3 - Kentucky 107,338 tons - 10.0% - Obama
4 - Pennsylvania 57,979 tons - 5.4% - Obama
5 - Montana 39,486 tons - 3.7% - McCain
6 - Texas 35,093 tons - 3.3% - McCain
7 - Indiana 35,655 tons - 3.3% - Obama
8 - Illinois 33,748 tons - 3.1% - Obama
9 - Colorado 28,267 tons - 2.6% - Obama
10 - North Dakota 29,945 tons - 2.8% - McCain
11 - Ohio 27,501 tons - 2.6% - Obama
12 - New Mexico 25,124 tons - 2.3% - Obama
13 - Virginia 21,175 tons - 2.0% - Obama
14 - Utah 21,718 tons - 2.0% - McCain
15 - Alabama 18,796 tons - 1.7% - McCain


19 posted on 01/18/2011 7:29:32 PM PST by Iron Munro (When a society loses its memory, it descends inevitably into dementia - Mark Steyn)
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To: markomalley

Coal gasification, baby! And if that doesn’t work, politician gasification!


20 posted on 01/18/2011 7:48:30 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Iron Munro

Do you think that will help his re election campaign?


21 posted on 01/18/2011 7:51:16 PM PST by RichSr (RichG sr)
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To: Iron Munro

Stupid is sometimes forever. WV wanted him, WV got him.


22 posted on 01/18/2011 7:56:30 PM PST by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: RichSr
Do you think that will help his re election campaign?

Obama's? No. In 2008 he played a trick that will only work once. If he doesn't do this kind of crap, he loses the lunatic green fringe, which he can't afford. If he does, he'll lose some of his support in Appalachian states, which he can't afford.

On this like so many other issues, he's just screwed. He managed to fake a coalition of disparate interests with spit and baling wire, but the proof is in the pudding. The interests weren't just disparate but in many respects conflicting, and it's a lot harder to tell everyone what they want to hear when you have an actual track record, especially when that "everyone" all want different and conflicting things. If he has a ghost of a chance of winning in '12 he better get the voter fraud machine cranked WAY up.

Of course this neglects any consideration of who the GOP may nominate, and as we all know, they're past masters at snatching crushing humiliating defeat from the jaws of certain victory.

23 posted on 01/18/2011 7:59:23 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: markomalley
We have an oil drilling moratorium in parts of the Gulf of Mexico and off both coasts. ANWR and other energy-rich areas in and off Alaska are off-limits, as are vast areas in the West. Nuclear power is stalled and even natural gas is under attack for its use of so-called "fracking" technology...and when gasoline hits $4 a barrel and electricity doubles in cost in a couple of years because of this corner ignoramus Obama is painting himself into - his reelection chances will be gone, and maybe we'll finally get a president who wants to help the country thrive by drilling our own oil, mining more clean coal, and building nuclear plants......
24 posted on 01/18/2011 9:37:09 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: markomalley

Obama’s War on the USA

Submitted by may on Wed, 2011-01-19 00:12

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shut down Arch Coal’s Spruce Mine No. 1, which is located in Logan County West Virginia. The EPA revoked the mining permit of Spruce Mine No. 1 because Congress and President Obama could not pass effective Cap-and-Trade legislation to harm the coal industry. We can expect more such unprecedented action will soon be coming from the EPA.

The electricity generated by burning coal is still our primary electrical energy source. This electricity is needed to charge the batteries of the unpopular electric vehicles Obama has been pushing Americans to purchase. No matter how much the Left destroys our Texas landscape with ugly, bird-killing windmills, coal will remain the primary producer of electricity in the United States for many years to come.

Obama promised to drive the coal industry into bankruptcy. The attack on Spruce Mine No. 1 is certainly a part of Obama’s battle against coal and other forms of inexpensive and plentiful energy. Closing Spruce Mine No. 1, and wasting $250 million that Arch Coal has already invested in the mining operation, will raise the cost of electrical energy

This action of the EPA has a profound effect on the coal industry and all other businesses in the United States. The EPA approved the mining permit of the Spruce Mine No. 1 four years ago.

The EPA is now a highly effective tool for the Obama Administration to intimidate companies and to cut down investments and money for new development. No private company or private job is now safe.

Obama shut down drilling for oil in our Gulf of Mexico, other offshore areas, and locations in Alaska. The Obama administration scrambles to shut down more of our energy production.

When the cost of oil exceeded $140 a barrel, President George W. Bush quickly brought down the cost of oil to the $30 range by simply opening more offshore oil drilling. Such is not the goal of Obama. China is drilling for oil off the coast of Cuba, and US companies are banned from drilling for that same oil.

Obama’s energy policies have also driven up the cost of food. The diversion of large amounts of our corn crop into energy production not only does not bring down the cost of oil but also raises the cost of food worldwide. Corn as a raw material and as an animal food plays a major role in our economy. Corn and other grain products are in short supply worldwide due to the diversion of corn into fuel production

Our economy is in need of inexpensive and plentiful sources of energy and food. Neither of these are the goals of the Obama Administration.

http://lubbockonline.com/interact/blog-post/may/2011-01-19/obama%E2%80%99s-war-usa


25 posted on 01/19/2011 6:20:33 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: markomalley

“We will bankrupt them. “
Barack Obama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4aTf5gjvNvo


26 posted on 01/19/2011 6:22:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
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