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Obama set to kill off coal industry?
UPI ^ | Oct. 27, 2011 | UPI

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:33:56 AM PDT by Qbert

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The proposed merger of two federal agencies managing public land and mining is part of a White House effort to wipe out the U.S. coal industry, a critic said.

U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called for the merger of the Bureau of Land Management and the Office of Surface Mining.

U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings, R-Wash., chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, said he had "serious" concerns about the decision to "suddenly and dramatically" change management of coal mines and BLM lands by U.S. President Barack Obama's administration.

"The Obama administration has not made secret its desire to put an end to America's coal mining industry and this appears to be one more step in that direction," Hastings said.

Hastings said BLM and OSM have separate duties. OSM oversees surface coal mining regulations while BLM manages more than 245 million acres primarily in 12 Western states, including Alaska.

(Excerpt) Read more at upi.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: coal; kensalazar; obama

1 posted on 10/27/2011 10:34:02 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Just in time for your winter heating and electricity bills.


2 posted on 10/27/2011 10:37:20 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Qbert

As he promised to do in prior statements (”electric bills would necessarily skyrocket”, etc.)

And yet you fools in West Virginia went ahead and sent Joe Manchin to the Senate. It will still be your dumbest decision ever, even if you do join the Big 12.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 10:42:51 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Qbert

Energy policy is one more indirect way to accomplish redistribution and establish socialist control. After limiting drilling and exploration, coal is the next sector to attack.


4 posted on 10/27/2011 10:44:41 AM PDT by alrea
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To: Buckeye McFrog
It will still be your dumbest decision ever, even if you do join the Big 12.

No, when they vote again for Obama in '12, that will be their dumbest decision.

5 posted on 10/27/2011 10:46:18 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Secret Agent Man

When coal produces 42% of the US electricity , for the EPA / WH to threaten closure of the coal industry prior to winter is illogical .

Rolling “brown-outs” in Texas just this last season .

No nuclear plants built in the last 25-30 years .

The largest coal deposit in the Western Hemisphere exists in our backyard - no importing , no balance of payments , no threat to our supply - EXCEPT by our President ! GO FIGURE !!

He is making us a bananna-republic by his leadership from behind !


6 posted on 10/27/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt ( (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11) by GlockThe Vote)
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To: Qbert

Killing jobs has been his strategy all along. Why change course now?


7 posted on 10/27/2011 10:47:11 AM PDT by South40 (Heartless since 1957)
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To: Qbert

He said he would go after coal during the 2008 election...West Virginia I think voted for him...Isnt that the classic definition of insanity...repeating same behavior and expecting a different result...


8 posted on 10/27/2011 10:49:45 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: kosciusko51

WV delivered for McLame...not for Obama


9 posted on 10/27/2011 10:50:33 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda
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To: All
YES!

Donate Here!

10 posted on 10/27/2011 10:51:28 AM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Only the American coal mining industry. The larger Chinese coal industry will be unaffected.


11 posted on 10/27/2011 10:52:35 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Qbert
From an email I rc'd:

Dear FACES Member,

It’s time to protect our nation’s remaining mining jobs by urging our lawmakers to stop the out-of-control EPA!

H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011,” has passed the U.S. House of Representatives. Hopefully a companion piece of legislation will come up for a vote before the entire U.S. Senate soon -- we need you to urge your Senators to make this happen!

The EPA has made it quite clear that it does not consider the importance of coal jobs, coal communities or even states’ rights in their decision making process. Please let your lawmakers know that you support H.R. 2018 and the common-sense protections it puts in place:

The bill includes protections for states’ already EPA-approved water quality standards and permitting authority under the Clean Water Act (CWA.)

The bill sets reasonable time limits for agency comment periods and helps reduce pointless bureaucratic delays in the section 404 permitting process.

The bill places limits on EPA’s ability to veto dredge and fill permits issued by the Army Corps of Engineers and gives states more flexibility to administer these permitting programs.

Let’s stop the EPA overreach across the nation right now – please TAKE ACTION now by sending a letter to your lawmakers in support of H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011."

Thank you for your support,

Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES of Coal)

Click the link below to log in and send your message: http://www.votervoice.net/link/target/faces/QicGqQ2f.aspx

12 posted on 10/27/2011 10:52:56 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Qbert

But coal workers can get their student loans forgiven after 20 years........./S


13 posted on 10/27/2011 10:53:02 AM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: kosciusko51

“vote again for Obama”?

In 2008, West Virginia went for Sarah Palin and her running mate.


14 posted on 10/27/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Recovering_Democrat; MadelineZapeezda

Sorry. I should have looked that up instead of assuming it went for BO.


15 posted on 10/27/2011 10:55:46 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Qbert
Sure, the OWS president wants to destroy one US industry after another, but it's ok because he has a “jobs program” “to help put teachers back to work” and make those corporate jet owners “pay their fair share.”
16 posted on 10/27/2011 10:57:52 AM PDT by mojito
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To: kosciusko51

WV did NOT vote for Zer0....unlike those of you in PA!


17 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:12 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: alrea

“After limiting drilling and exploration, coal is the next sector to attack.” — Don’t forget, California is implementing cap & trade to destroy any and all industries that use energy.


18 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Manchin won't vote against coal....just sayin, unless he wanted an early retirement

Manchin, Rockefeller Co-sponsor Coal Ash Bill in Senate

Measure virtually identical to one McKinley sponsored in the U.S. House of Representatives. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, both D-W. Va., have signed on as co-sponsors of a U.S. Senate bill they say would ensure the safe and effective disposal of coal combustible residuals, also known as coal ash. Ash is a byproduct of coal-fired power plants and is recycled as a building material. The bill is practically identical to one that passed the House of Representatives Oct. 14. That bill was introduced by Rep. David McKinley, R- W.Va. It limits the EPA’s ability to regulate the disposal of coal ash.

19 posted on 10/27/2011 11:00:24 AM PDT by MadelineZapeezda
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To: Lockbox

“But coal workers can get their student loans forgiven after 20 years.”

Even better, they can take out $200,000 in loans to retool themselves, become social workers in their impoverished towns, and pay back only $11,000 after 20 years! It’s a win-win-win for everybody!


20 posted on 10/27/2011 11:01:03 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lexington minuteman 1775
West Virginia I think voted for him...

No Pastor, they did not. The people of FL and CA however DID!!!

21 posted on 10/27/2011 11:01:52 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Qbert

Are we going to stand still for this? CONGRESS HAD BETTER DENY FURTHER EXECUTIVE ORDERS OF ANY KIND! The white House needs a monthly extermination of evil weevils until it is thoroughly cleaned out!


22 posted on 10/27/2011 11:04:18 AM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

The largest coal deposit in the Western Hemisphere exists in our backyard - no importing , no balance of payments , no threat to our supply - EXCEPT by our TREASONOUS President ! GO FIGURE !!

All fixed.


23 posted on 10/27/2011 11:12:13 AM PDT by Joe Bfstplk (People should enjoy the fruits of their labor. No labor, no fruit.)
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To: MadelineZapeezda
Manchin won't vote against coal....just sayin, unless he wanted an early retirement

No, but that was a crucial vote to keep the Senate under Harry Reid's control, which effectively hamstrings the GOP from doing anything about this train wreck.
24 posted on 10/27/2011 11:12:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Qbert

He said he would.


25 posted on 10/27/2011 11:20:14 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Roccus
WV did NOT vote for Zer0....unlike those of you in PA!

Excuse me? Are you saying that people like me voted for Obama?

26 posted on 10/27/2011 11:21:44 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: Qbert

27 posted on 10/27/2011 11:26:48 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Qbert

Perhaps the 0bama strategy is to kill off the coal industry, declare that capitalism has failed, then bring it back- under government control, of course.


28 posted on 10/27/2011 11:31:45 AM PDT by STYRO (Take this government and shove it.)
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To: kosciusko51

No0 more than you implied in your #5.


29 posted on 10/27/2011 11:31:45 AM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: Qbert

The undocumented Pharoah/Imam/pRes_ _ent-by-Trick:
“The stupid adult Americans and children are prepared and ready
for their future slavery.

The King: “You inept, undocumented, lying Marxist Kenyan.
I AM an American, unlike you.”

30 posted on 10/27/2011 11:39:06 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Paperdoll

Congress has nothing to with an EO...it can’t approve or deny any of it.


31 posted on 10/27/2011 11:41:15 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Roccus

You are right...but far too many voted for him.
Thanks
LOL
Freegards,
Lex


32 posted on 10/27/2011 11:47:11 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Qbert

IIRC, Obama or Biden promised during the ‘08 campaign, to doom the coal industry.


33 posted on 10/27/2011 11:52:04 AM PDT by Lady Lucky
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To: alrea

That’s the whole point behind the “green” movement -

replace viable energy sources with unreliable and unviable ones

so that the capitalist economy collapses.


34 posted on 10/27/2011 11:55:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: STYRO

You know, that’s a new angle that I hadn’t thought of...

they restrict “fossil” fuel production UNTIL they get socialist control over everything,

then re-open energy usage, but only under their control, so they can have all the energy they want and restrict it to the peasants in order to keep them under control.

The goals of the elitists, those who are enabling the communists, is to create as much DIFFERENCE in lifestyle between themselves and the masses as possible.

And this plan would do just that!


35 posted on 10/27/2011 11:58:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Jay Rockefeller is trailing in his Senate race as we speak.


36 posted on 10/27/2011 11:59:23 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: EBH
<<<>>>>> WRONG. Congress can override any EO by a 2/3 vote
37 posted on 10/27/2011 12:13:36 PM PDT by bt579 (If you voted for Obama to prove you werent racist, vote someone else 2012 to prove ur not a Idiot)
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38 posted on 10/27/2011 12:14:06 PM PDT by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Qbert

Obama said he would do this before he was elected. Evidently some peopele did not believe him.


39 posted on 10/27/2011 12:21:00 PM PDT by winkadink (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act. George Orwell)
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To: bt579

Really think they can do it?


40 posted on 10/27/2011 12:26:30 PM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: bt579

Not this damned Congress.


41 posted on 10/27/2011 12:35:32 PM PDT by onedoug (lf)
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To: Qbert

Is he going to circumvent Congress again? Boehner thinks it’s “laughable”.


42 posted on 10/27/2011 12:46:14 PM PDT by crosshairs (Liberalism is to truth, what east is to west.)
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To: Qbert
Barry the Dufus. Coal is good.
43 posted on 10/27/2011 1:28:55 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: MrB

Those who think of the 0bama administration as stupid are wrong.


44 posted on 10/27/2011 2:44:11 PM PDT by STYRO (Take this government and shove it.)
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To: Qbert

And its “just co-incidence” energy production is the economic driver in “red states”, too !! >PS


45 posted on 10/27/2011 2:44:54 PM PDT by PiperShade
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