Skip to comments.Obama’s Environmentalist Army Declares War on West Virginia Jobs
Posted on 09/29/2011 7:48:00 PM PDT by shield
Presidents agenda will kill 7,000 mining jobs nationwide
Gov. Rick Perrys presidential campaign today is calling upon President Obama to freeze proposed mining regulations that will kill good jobs in West Virginia, increase dependence on foreign energy sources and raise electricity prices for consumers nationwide. Today Gov. Perry is visiting West Virginia, where he will continue to share his record and vision of fiscal conservatism and job creation.
President Obama claims to be a warrior for the middle class, but his job-killing regulatory policies are hammering middle class families already struggling to make ends meet, said Perry spokesman Mark Miner. The president should freeze the proposed federal regulations endangering thousands of West Virginia jobs and the very existence of the industry that provides 44 percent of Americas electricity.
The Perry campaign cited the U.S. Office of Surface Minings rewrite of the Stream Buffer Zone Rule, which could kill as many as 7,000 coal mining jobs nationwide, or 10 percent of industry total, according to the agencys own estimates.
Our families cannot afford four more years of a president sacrificing thousands of jobs and crippling American energy production so he can energize his liberal political base, said Miner.
President Obamas policies indicate that he is intent on shutting down the U.S. coal industry, as he admitted in a 2008 interview: So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; its just that it will bankrupt them because theyre going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thats being emitted.
The presidents ideologically driven objectives on greenhouse gases are so extreme, in fact, that the EPA recently admitted it would require 230,000 new federal bureaucrats to fully implement the terms of the Clean Air Act. The agencys admission confirms that the Clean Air Act was never intended to apply to greenhouse gases. Rather than simply concede that fact, the Obama administration has attempted to rewrite the Clean Air Act to satisfy its radical agenda of regulating the entire economy based on emissions.
Gov. Perry knows we do not have to sacrifice our economy to protect our environment, and we do not have to pit our health against our jobs, said Miner. Even President Obama realizes that his environmental extremism is hurting the economy, and thats why he reluctantly backed off enforcement of smog rules. But if the president is serious about creating jobs, he will freeze all proposed federal regulations for six months, starting today.
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Now he is attacking democrat states. Hey dims. any buyers remorse yet? How’s that hopey changey thing working out for you?
The fate of the “Stream Buffer Zone Rule” won’t make any difference to the miners’ jobs because the EPA is going to kill the demand for coal anyway.
What would Romney do? We should start asking ourselves that in all seriousness on every issue because it looks like the “conservatives” and their allies on the media will deliver Romney to us.
So on this issue of energy regulation and strangulation what would Romney do?
So now we know... 'CHANGE' = ZERO Private-Sector Job Growth MORE Spending MORE Debt MORE Golf MORE Taxes MORE Welfare MORE Abortions MORE Regulation MORE Government MORE Speeches MORE Money Printing MORE Vacations MORE Porkulus ('Recovery Summer' lost a net 329,000 jobs.) MORE Failure MORE Mumbo-jumbo LESS Coal LESS WOOD (Gibson Guitars Strung Up by Feds)
Don’t think anyone noticed Obama’s winning issue is in full swing. And it is right under our noses.
What has changed in the last 2 weeks? Anyone?
Look at the oil prices. Gas has come down at a rapid pace. Obama is going to get the gas price under 2 bucks, everyone will make money on the way down. The rats are going to sago AMA brought down energy prices that Bush raised so high.
This jobs crap is a deception. we are being put to sleep.
Now that would make a good ad campaign poster. Nice job!
Oh, so he has a problem with Obama. Good. I thought his only problems were with “heartless conservatives”.
I wish he’d have said brainless since he wasn’t directing that comment to you or me but to Wallace and Romney. Sorry you have such thin skin. We Texans have a way of saying it like it is and people in other states...seem to be too thin skinned to take us Texans. We have a name for folks like you...
In 2008, WEST Virginia voted for McCain/Palin.
My home. :-)
The Texan clan here calls me the Mountain Mamma!
I’m glad Governor Perry is taking the time to speak with West Virginians and that he has taken an interest in their coal and electric production and future energy contributions. West Virginia is not only a beautiful state with beautiful people, it is a wealthy energy-producing state, and a state we need to look to in helping us become a self-reliant energy producing country!
My father, now passed, worked in a coal-powered electric power plant, and my family was personally affected by the EPA in the early 1970s. In fact, one entire small town was wiped out because of actions taken by the EPA back then. Once a place I had overnight sleep-overs with friends and stood by my mother as she ordered chipped ham from the little store with the big deli as a young child, I would drove by nothing more than empty lots and stones in my early adult years. The EPA took down my dad’s power plant and the little town that was there right along with it.
I’m all for safety and clean air, but what they did was outrageous, and it never seemed as if anyone cared outside of WV (inside the D.C. beltway).
I know Governor Perry will take the reigns from the outrageous acts that we now know the EPA is capable of, and I’m glad he is reaching out to those who have been, perhaps in some ways, the most affected by the EPA’s overreach.
Thank you, Governor Perry, for taking the time to speak with some of the most beautiful people on this earth, and thank you for caring about their part in our country’s energy production. They will rise to the occasion if given the chance.
“Montani semper liberi” - Mountaineers are always free
Perry’s position on the EPA has my attention and will get my vote.
I say abolish the EPA.
WV voted against him in ‘08. He has zero chance of winning here now. Well...maybe less than zero. Its that bad.
Lots of common folk here who see right through his crap.
Like Mark Levin said tonight,thank God for elections because they bring out the truth. IslamObama has el-zilcho chance of winning a 2nd term. Dim-o-rats are stupid, but the majority are seeng the writing on the wall. This guy is an unmitigated disaster. The ‘Rat party can’t even agree on his jobs bill, get enough votes within the party it’s such a huge clusterfck
Joe Manchin’s fault. Vote him out.
U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., has supported Obamas campaign since it began.
The claims you are hearing from the McCain-Palin campaign are misleading and untrue, Rockefeller said in a news release. Barack Obama has been very clear with me and with you on his plan for clean coal and its the most aggressive plan in support of clean coal weve seen from any presidential candidate.
The idea that the McCain-Palin campaign is alleging the day before the election that Barack Obamas commitment to coal is anything but solid is absolutely ridiculous, he added.
This is exactly the kind of deceptive politicking voters are fed up with.
I wonder what Rockefeller has to say now.
That's the thing about texans - they have a name for everybody. It's why most texas posters should be ignored. Arrogance from Obama or a texan is the same thing.
Ok. I stand corrected.
Mostly referring to the union folks there.
President Obama claims to be a warrior for the middle class
HE LIES AND HAS BEEN SINCE 2007.
“I wish hed have said brainless since he wasnt directing that comment to you or me but to Wallace and Romney. Sorry you have such thin skin. We Texans have a way of saying it like it is and people in other states...seem to be too thin skinned to take us Texans. We have a name for folks like you...”
I new line of EXCUSE...ehhhh. Anyway, I’m not that STUPID.
We don't expect to remain a Democrat state for very much longer. As a matter of fact, we're having a special election Oct 4 to for governor. Joe Manchin quit his governor's job to go to the US Senate and this election will be to replace him. As it stands right now, our Republican candidate (Bill Maloney) has a damn good chance to win this one!
He probably wonders too. He seems to have inherited the Alzheimer's gene from his mother's side. He's up for re-election again in 2014, but I doubt if he'll be able to run.
Remember good folks in West Virginia, you have a Governor election coming up next Tuesday!!! Time to give the Democrat the heave-ho!!! Vote Republican and save your coal industry jobs from POTUS Obama & Joe Manchin, your ex-governor, who has now gone over full time to the liberal dark side, a boot licker of Barack Obama & Harry Reid, who will do their utmost to destroy the economy of West Virginia!!! Wise up, dump the Democrat!!!
I would rather see the proposed federal regulations cancelled and not just frozen. For what can be frozen... can be unfrozen when attention is diverted.
Yes, very true...but the little slimy bassturd will NEVER cancel them. The best we could expect from the commie thug is a freeze.