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Obama Winning His War on Coal
The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register ^ | February 12th, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:56:54 AM PST by Jacquerie

Time may already have run out for Americans to defeat President Barack Obama in his war against the coal industry. Many utility companies already have run up the white flag.

Before millions of people even knew about the war on coal, decisions were made that will send their utility bills skyrocketing. Some of those choices are irreversible.

A few weeks ago it was revealed at least 32 coal-fired power plants in 12 states, including West Virginia and Ohio, would be closed so utility companies could comply with the Obama administration's air pollution regulations. On the list was the Kammer Plant near Moundsville.

Last week FirstEnergy announced it would close three West Virginia power plants later this year, along with six in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Maryland, for the same reason.

(Excerpt) Read more at news-register.net ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio; US: Virginia; US: West Virginia
KEYWORDS: coal; countryroad; energy; epa; mountainmama; takemehome; westvirginia
One man rule is here. We, as a nation let it happen.
1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:57:01 AM PST by Jacquerie
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To: Jacquerie
"One man rule is here. We, as a nation let it happen."

As utility bills (already ridiculous) skyrocket, and rolling blackouts hit this summer, 0's involvement needs to be shouted from the rooftops.

This single issue could lose him the election. Especially when coupled with the Keystone Pipeline, it is devastating.

0, the anti-energy, anti-capitalism, anti-American "President".

THE WORST EVER.

2 posted on 02/17/2012 6:01:16 AM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: Jacquerie

the coal regions of PA, Ohio, WV are democrat union voters

He fooked em. he even told them he was going to do it.


3 posted on 02/17/2012 6:04:54 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Jacquerie

Who knew that U.S. citizens are as cowardly as the French were in giving up their country to a foreign dictator.


4 posted on 02/17/2012 6:06:28 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: silverleaf

Oh I forgot the plan- the UMW will still be mining coal

to ship to China, not to burn here


5 posted on 02/17/2012 6:06:31 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Jacquerie
Yep...and our Republican leaders in congress are silent as church mice.

And yet...we want MORE of this type of leadership?

6 posted on 02/17/2012 6:07:27 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: Jacquerie
Next up, a shortage of electricity in a nation that sits on the biggest energy reserve in the world.

This is completely unbelievable. But, don't worry. Ontario is building two new nuclear power plants. If the enviros allow the high voltage lines to be strung across the border, we can sell you some power.

7 posted on 02/17/2012 6:10:13 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, or the jobs that go with it.)
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To: Jacquerie

A good friend is a UMWA shop steward and the suicidal lock-step voting will continue in the vain belief that Obama is a Democrat and therefore supports the workin’ man.


8 posted on 02/17/2012 6:11:15 AM PST by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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To: Jacquerie

Those who voted for the obamanation and his evil democrat regime are the worst, though the rinos of DC who are in cahoots with the godless democrat regime are guilty by association. And there are many liberal democrat rinos as Romney himself is proof and as the Bush Presidents and congress critters are proof of. I remember how before the 2008 election I talked to a democrat who believed the coal industry would increase under the democrats and warned him of Obamas anti energy schemes and statements and he mocked.Bet he isn’t so proud now.
It may come to secession of states from the democrat communist run DC as a last step to save America from the bloodbath of communism the obamanation regime is brining in.
And we need to humble ourselves and pray to almighty God the Father in Jesus name and He will hear from heaven and if his will be so, He can heal us. He only can heal us.


9 posted on 02/17/2012 6:12:24 AM PST by kindred (Jesus Christ is the Lord God and Messiah of Israel, a present help in time of trouble.)
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To: Jacquerie
Massey will get what it wants from a Republican administration.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of mountain top removal. More truck drivers than coal miners involved in that. And it's ugly.

10 posted on 02/17/2012 6:12:56 AM PST by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: silverleaf
the coal regions of PA, Ohio, WV are democrat union voters

Hopefully Santorum will beat zero over the head with this.

11 posted on 02/17/2012 6:14:44 AM PST by jersey117 (Perry 2012)
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To: silverleaf

I’m guessing tha China has plenty of steam coal. Mid-vol metallurgical coal OTOH is an export commodity and we’re sending a lot, if not most, of it overseas now. Look at the coal docks in Norfolk and the ships laying at anchor off of Cape Henry waiting to load.

I sense that the UMW isn’t as heavy in met coal production. Met coal lives in tight little seams that are hard to get at since the big, easy seams have been pretty much mined out (Pittsburgh, Kittanning, etc.). These are little, non-union mines that I have seen in the met coal.

But someone in the industry can correct me if I’m mistaken.


12 posted on 02/17/2012 6:14:44 AM PST by SargeK
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To: NELSON111

The problem is the kind of voters we have. They can’t tell you one small fraction about the candidate they vote for, that they did not get from the MSM or overhear at their morning coffee break. And they certainly could not tell you how government works, or even who is currently running it.


13 posted on 02/17/2012 6:16:03 AM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Jacquerie

They helped elect him knowing what he was about so now they can deal with it. No sympathy here.


14 posted on 02/17/2012 6:16:09 AM PST by mardi59
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To: Jacquerie

Considering Santorum’s connection with miners and other blue-collar people, this may work to the GOP’s benefit.


15 posted on 02/17/2012 6:20:08 AM PST by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: Glenn

There is no Massey. They were bought out by Alpha.

Expect everyones electric bills to go up by 50% over the next five years.


16 posted on 02/17/2012 6:21:16 AM PST by mmanager (Reagan Revolution + Republican Revolution = Bury Obama in 2012 - Go Newt!)
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To: relictele

Obeyme has said - they don’t need wages, we can give them unemployment. It’s better for the economy than actual work!

Truly colossal economic ignorance. Words actually fail.


17 posted on 02/17/2012 6:23:27 AM PST by SargeK
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To: txrefugee

With half of the nation on the take, utopian promises are increasingly easy to sell.


18 posted on 02/17/2012 6:29:14 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: NELSON111

Beohner thinks he can run out the clock, as in football, down to November. He’ too stupid to realize you have have the lead.


19 posted on 02/17/2012 6:32:35 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

“Have to have” that is.


20 posted on 02/17/2012 6:33:26 AM PST by Jacquerie (No court will save us from ourselves.)
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To: Jacquerie

Well, lets hope the idiots in the GOP use this to advantage in W.Va., Kentucky, PA and other states with a coal mining industry.

But they won’t. That is why they are Republican “leaders” and why Republican “leaders” are such idiots.

This race was theirs to LOOSE. Obama was on the ROPES. But in TWO short months, the morons running in the primary played into the Mainstream Media’s hands which were conducting the “debates” and ripped each other apart.

In the eyes of the general public, this didn’t make them stronger - it made them all look incompetent.

As an aside the GOP, the ALLEGED conservative party, IS incompetent in implementing a conservative agenda.

The Demcorats are FAR MORE competent in implementing THEIRS.

Whcih makes me sick to my stomach.

If the GOP blows this one, its THIRD PARTY TIME.


21 posted on 02/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

...”The problem is the kind of voters we have. They can’t tell you one small fraction about the candidate they vote for, that they did not get from the MSM or overhear at their morning coffee break. And they certainly could not tell you how government works, or even who is currently running it”...

You are exactly correct. The way to hell is paved with people like this, especially if they are on the government dole. And, I will say over and over that I believe we have a drug epidemic in this country, as well, that people are only now beginning to awaken to which plays a role in our political downfall. Bill O’Reilly gets it and is hitting the problem hard this week as a result of Whitney Houston’s death. AND, DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS ARE NOT TO BLAME!!!!!!


22 posted on 02/17/2012 6:38:50 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: mmanager

I’m afraid you’re right.


23 posted on 02/17/2012 7:09:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Beware the Sweater Vest)
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To: Jacquerie

Obama’s legacy...Americans sweltering or freezing in their darkened homes and businesses and standing in line for $4+/gallon gasoline


24 posted on 02/17/2012 7:20:13 AM PST by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that pretty soon you run out of other people's money" M. Thatcher)
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To: SargeK
Our coal exports to China began rising steeply soon after obama took office, in 2009

this came to my notice when someone here in Annapolis questioned to the local newspaper why there was such very heavy shipping increase in the Chesapeake Bay, with many many more large ships idiing in the Bay waiting clearance for Baltimore

Importing and shipping our coal to their ports is cheaper for China than building the infrastructure they need to transport their own coal from their inland to meet the increasing demand at their heavily populated coastal cities and factories

Note that there is controversy about a port in Washington State being specifically constructed for the purpose of shipping coal to China. Served by rail of course (hasn't Warren Buffet heavily invested in rail?)

So maybe all this obammy talk about “infrastructure spending” is codespeak for a plan to turn our own workers into coolies mining and shipping American resources to China ... burning the coal that American energy plants (which are much more environmentally sound) are forbidden to burn

and the UMW and Teamsters and Transport Workers and Longshoremen - all copacetic with jobs gained from selling off America, piece by piece

The implications suck - eh

25 posted on 02/17/2012 7:21:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: SargeK

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=U.S._coal_exports

http://sweetness-light.com/archive/nyt-sobs-the-us-exports-coal-to-china

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/science/earth/22fossil.html

some background information


26 posted on 02/17/2012 7:28:58 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Jacquerie

Can’t be true. Governor Brian Swindler (Democrat, Montana) only had one campaign promise during his two successful campaigns for governor. He was going to turn Montana coal into oil and drop the price of gas. It’s working well.


27 posted on 02/17/2012 7:29:25 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: silverleaf

Very informative. Thanks!


28 posted on 02/17/2012 11:44:41 AM PST by SargeK
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