Skip to comments.Republican Candidates Campaign Against Obama’s “War on Coal”
Posted on 08/17/2012 5:50:55 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup
Combating the Environmental Protection Agencys flurry of new regulations on coal and other energy resources has become a campaign platform for Republicans in key battleground states. GOP contenders in states such as Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia are directing their focus to the Obama administrations anti-coal policies, while blaming their Democratic rivals for bolstering the EPAs intrusive regulatory efforts.
Representative Morgan Griffith (R-Va.) recently launched a pro-coal campaign positioning 150 billboards in six different swing states aimed to underscore President Obamas purported opposition to the coal industry. Too many lawmakers in Washington have ignored President Barack Obamas War on Coal, Griffith said this week. The Count on Coal campaign is important to Virginians because it is educating the public that coal is not just about mining jobs, its about creating all types of jobs, supplying affordable electricity for families [and] businesses and doing it in a reliable, trusted way.
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Sheesh! I have a meeting with the epa next Tuesday. I’ll handle it, and they’ll be generally satisfied, but,,,,, they always add some unimportant negatives to their reports. Why? Because they have to seem revalunt, series, hugh, etc.. PITA!
Coal plants need to be converted to gas. If you live in an area that has one you will understand why. Dirty trash and fly ash comes out of their smokestacks and pollutes everything. A worker there told me he has to decontaminate his car every week that is parked there because of fly ash. There is one about 25 miles east (fortunately) of me that is near a golf course. They need fixed or phased out.
Why on earth is he working there?
You friend is full of s**t. Maybe a wash, most sites provide them. Well with the current EPA your friend will be out of a job soon, maybe you and he will think that is a good thing. With all of the conversion to Nat Gas it won't be long that the electric rates will sky rocket as well. I'll bet you'll be the first one to bitch about it.
Then why is that fly ash not being recycled? Instead of being dumped into the atmosphere and becoming a pollution hazard, the fly ash could be used as a base ingredient for cement and concrete.
“Why on earth is he working there?”
He left. They deregulated and separated the power plants from the utilities in PA and he got a job in the power line department.
I have a lot of sympathy for coal as I grew up in a coal mining area, and my uncle owned a coal mine and employed a fair number. I had many friends whose family worked in mines. They made good money too. While I’m a conservative, I support the environment and the need to make sure that greed doesn’t destroy what Mother Nature will never put back together for us again.
Getting the coal plants a-smokin’ and the coal trains a-rollin’ a’gin should be one of the top priorities of a new Romney adminstration.
Coal is America’s future, not it’s “past”. Actually, if the left had its way (as they are getting now), ALL forms of fossil-fuel energy would be in America’s “past” — and many of us would be in the dark.
Coal plants need to be converted to gas. If you live in an area that has one you will understand why.
Absolute balderdash, poppycock, BS, horse hockey, etc, etc, etc.
I live and work near a whole bunch of coal fired power plants, and for your information, about 70 percent of generated power in these United States is generated by cheap clean coal. If you want high prices just turn all the coal fired plants into NG generators and wait for the price of gas to rise as it surely will. INSANITY!!!!!!!!!!!!
EPA is a train wreck and that is a quote from one of the electric companies in the area, related to the EPA chart that is the time line for the destruction of our energy producers. The train wreck is in progress as we speak.
While Im a conservative, I support the environment and the need to make sure that greed doesnt destroy what Mother Nature will never put back together for us again.
You are NOT a conservative when you believe people in the United States can’t wait to pollute the country. Mother Nature, (GOD) is a good deal smarter, and more resilient than you are led to believe.
Conservatives are by nature, far more environment friendly than any leftist/progressive. Where the heck did you come up with leftist talking points in your foundational beliefs?
The answer as with everything such as old tires, is to create a use and market for the byproduct (such as fly ash) and then there are built in incentives to collect and capture it for the benefit of all.
I will rescind my off hand suggestion that coal plants should be converted to gas as I now believe otherwise. Diversification of energy generation is important just as it is in everything.
Coal is a good product that does serve to keep energy prices low and it needs to be utilized in the energy supply chain. I agree that gas prices will escalate unless the USA holds our natural gas for our own energy dependence.
Old tires are of particular interest because we pay by the tire or by the ton to get rid of them in my area. At least cardboard is a free disposal, as we seem to get a pickup load every month or so, from jobs we both do.
One would think that old tires could be used for many things, and they are, but they are still pricey to get rid of I guess because of the distance they have to travel to find the companies that recycle them.
Obama is another President that doesn’t want the U.S.A. to use the coal we have. That being said, he is a PIKER compared to what the Clinton Administration did in regards to coal.