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Posted on 10/05/2012 11:20:23 AM PDT by KeyLargo
IL: Struggling Illinois coal industry excited about Romney
By Jayette Bolinski / October 4, 2012 /
The Illinois coal industry, struggling since the federal government cracked down on the burning of high-sulfur coal, is excited about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who says he supports the industry.
SPRINGFIELD When it comes to Illinois coal, a lot is riding on the outcome of the November presidential election between Democrat President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
To put it simply, if youre for coal in Illinois, then you cant be for Obama, said Phil Gonet, president of the Illinois Coal Association, a Springfield-based group that promotes Illinois coal.
Obamas record to us is quite clear. Hes no friend of coal, Gonet said, noting that Romney recently made a campaign stop at an Ohio coal mine and that his staff has talked to the National Mining Association. We believe there will be a place for coal in energy policy in a Romney administration, so its real clear to us.
Romney brought up coal during Wednesday nights presidential debate, which focused on domestic policy, saying he supports the industry.
By the way, I like coal. Im going to make sure we can continue to burn clean coal, the former Massachusetts governor said, telling Obama, People in the coal industry feel like its getting crushed by your policies.
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I am eradicating the idiots from my Facebook Page. They don’t know the connection between Coal and Steel. They must be Rosie O’Donuts fans.
Imagine the number of laid off coal miners’ wives Mitt is going to prevent from dying from cancer if he wins the election and the miners get to keep their jobs. Unbelievable!
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