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200,000 Blue Collar Coal Miners Who Power America Threatened by Obama EPA
Fox News ^ | 5/11/2012 | Fox News

Posted on 05/11/2012 11:28:21 AM PDT by Nachum

In obscure, blue-collar towns across Appalachia -- places that most Americans have never seen -- generations of coal miners have toiled away at back-breaking labor to power American homes and industry. Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule.

It imposes a standard for emissions that is all but impossible for many plants to meet. It requires coal-fired plants to release no more than 1,000 pounds of carbon dioxide per megawatt hour.

The only means for many older plants to attain that standard is to install what is known as carbon capture and storage technology. But that's expensive and not commercially available.

"At the end of the day, we just couldn't justify it based upon what that cost would be," says Mark Durbin of First Energy, which owns the Willow Island Power Station in Albright, W.Va., "It would be astronomical to try and retrofit some of older units that really are not as efficient as they should be." Environmentalists are praising the new rule as a vital defense against climate change.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; agw; agwfraud; blue; climatechange; co2; coal; collar; crushepa; democrats; envirofascism; epa; epacorruption; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; govtabuse; greenfraud; miners; obama; regulations; socialistdemocrats; tyranny; unemployment
Obama, your work here is almost complete.
1 posted on 05/11/2012 11:28:39 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/11/2012 11:30:24 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Over carbon dioxide. Not lead, mercury, sulfur or anything really harmful, but carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide is plant food, as necessary to sustaining vegetation growth as oxygen is to sustaining human and animal life.

3 posted on 05/11/2012 11:32:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Nachum

/src on/Everybody knows Appalachia is populated with racist red necks. Who cares what happens to them as long as the environment is protected./src off/


4 posted on 05/11/2012 11:33:42 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Nachum

Candidate obama promised this. His supporters refused to believe it.


5 posted on 05/11/2012 11:38:14 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: Nachum

Let them eat health care.


6 posted on 05/11/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: C19fan

Most of them have also consistently voted for the Dems because of unionization. Just like the rest of the unionized manufacturing base they are getting what they deserve.

I don’t get why any person employed in manufacturing or natural resources extraction/mining would ever vote for a Dem.

Too bad the rest of us must pay the price.


7 posted on 05/11/2012 11:39:30 AM PDT by FreedomNotSafety
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To: Nachum

I’m here in the “Paris of Appalachia”. I grieve for the folks who are going to be impoverished by this rule, but seriously - they all, nearly to a man, voted for this.

They drank the Kool Aid at the local hall of the UMWA, Teamsters, IBEW, etc. They supported this clown and all of his Communist minions. Trumka, born in Nemacolin, PA, came up in and led the UMWA. Elected president of the AFL-CIO in Pittsburgh, PA. This is the heart of all of it. He has sacrificed his union brothers on the Obeyme altar. He tossed them all away like a used condom.

Self-inflicted wounds.


8 posted on 05/11/2012 11:43:35 AM PDT by SargeK
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To: FreedomNotSafety

At least now they seem to have woken up. I remember one long time Democratic Congressman from southwest VA was defeated in 2010. See what happens in WV this year with the Senate race.


9 posted on 05/11/2012 11:49:34 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: Nachum

Since our working people have to go to such extraordinary lengths to comply. The EPA should have to issue edicts from the deck of the Titanic.


10 posted on 05/11/2012 11:49:55 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: cuban leaf

“Let them eat health care.”

Nope!!!! Pre-existing conditions. Take an aspirin and go home and watch Will and Grace.


11 posted on 05/11/2012 11:50:59 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: SargeK

He said, “you can burn coal if you want to, but if you do, you’ll go bankrupt”. They voted for him any way.


12 posted on 05/11/2012 11:54:14 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Nachum

No sympathy for any of them. Back in ‘08 after Hussein proclaimed he was shutting down coal mining, the miner’s union’s website homepage ( http://www.umwa.org/ ) was an endorsement for Hussein.


13 posted on 05/11/2012 11:54:17 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Nachum
Now, as many as 200,000 of them who dig, process, transport and burn America's most abundant fuel are threatened by EPA's latest coal rule

But on the bright side, they have HOPE.

14 posted on 05/11/2012 12:00:39 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The best diplomat I know is a fully-activated phaser bank. - Montgomery Scott)
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To: Nachum

No problem! They can collect 79 weeks of unemployment!
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Don’t know what they’ll do after that.


15 posted on 05/11/2012 12:02:42 PM PDT by Clara Lou
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To: Nachum
200,000.
Bus em to the WH.
16 posted on 05/11/2012 12:04:43 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: Nachum

This is why an unknown federal inmate got over 40% of the vote in the WV Democratic primary on Tuesday.


17 posted on 05/11/2012 12:07:28 PM PDT by Kevin C
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To: DeaconRed
200,000.
Bus em to the WH.


Good idea. They can tunnel their way in.
18 posted on 05/11/2012 12:07:41 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: cuban leaf

“Let them eat health care.”

Nope!!!! Pre-existing conditions. Take an aspirin and go home and watch Will and Grace.


19 posted on 05/11/2012 12:15:45 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: Nachum

What will be the last straw.... and what will it bring?

If our Founding Fathers were here today, what would they do?

I would have voted for Newt....


20 posted on 05/11/2012 12:21:56 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Vigilanteman
Over carbon dioxide. Not lead, mercury, sulfur or anything really harmful, but carbon dioxide.

There needs to be a movement started to pressure Romney to (1) agree that CO2 IS NOT a pollutant & (2) that one of his first acts will be to direct the new EPA to publicly delist CO2 as a pollutant.

That one act would nullify all the global warming-related BS regulations that are destroying our domestic energy industry.

21 posted on 05/11/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by doc11355
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To: Nachum

And you want to know why Keith Judd, a prisoner in Texas, wins 41% of the vote over Obama in the WV Primary? It’s about COAL, COAL, COAL. It is the state’s bread and butter and The One has done everything he can do to gut the entire industry. That’s why the con did so well and ended up winning 10 out of 55 counties.


22 posted on 05/11/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: crosshairs
"They can tunnel their way in."

Yes we have to be careful here. We don't want Eric sending the New Black Panthers on us.
Leave it between the lines.
They are tunneling in looking for coal and nothing else! ! ! ! ! ! OK maybe to see if they have any 2 if by tea in there. . .

23 posted on 05/11/2012 1:08:08 PM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: SargeK

He said, “you can burn coal if you want to, but if you do, you’ll go bankrupt”. They voted for him any way.


24 posted on 05/11/2012 1:32:59 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: Vigilanteman
Carbon dioxide is plant food, as necessary to sustaining vegetation growth as oxygen is to sustaining human and animal life.

That will be the one tax no one can avoid, clever people those One Worlders.

25 posted on 05/11/2012 1:54:15 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: The_Media_never_lie
He said, “you can burn coal if you want to, but if you do, you’ll go bankrupt”.

To be fair, no one but political junkies like those on this forum ever saw or heard that statement. Coal companies earned Unionization as did some other industries, this is the monster they created.

Kennedy on the other hand created public unions with the stroke of a pen, and even bigger monster and only monetary collapse is likely to cure it. On the other hand that would bring coal back on line.

26 posted on 05/11/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT by itsahoot (I will not vote for Romney period. You can't trust the man with the big red (R))
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To: rawcatslyentist
The EPA should have to issue edicts from the deck of the Titanic.

They are.

27 posted on 05/11/2012 2:44:31 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: Nachum
this means the price of rice-coal that people use to heat their homes will make a drastic jump there since most of it prolly comes as a by product of breaking coal for use in the power plants...
28 posted on 05/11/2012 3:27:21 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gator113
If our Founding Fathers were here today, what would they do?

If they didn't expire from shock, they'd no doubt organize a second revolution which probably would cap off with a massive necktie party.

29 posted on 05/11/2012 3:53:00 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: ElayneJ
Candidate obama promised this. His supporters refused to believe it.

And the United Mine Workers Union supported him.

Time for the union members to wake the hell up and understand the leftist union leadership punks that they give their money to every paycheck --- i.e. they don't give a rat's ass about the membership. They just want the money.

30 posted on 05/11/2012 5:25:31 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: SargeK

Trumka is a genuine dyed in the wool terrorist. He led the UMWA in a terror campaign in 1988-89 in Southwest Virginia


31 posted on 05/11/2012 5:29:38 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Gator113
To: Nachum

What will be the last straw.... and what will it bring?

If our Founding Fathers were here today, what would they do? I would have voted for Newt....

Yep, you and me both.

I would have voted for Sarah first and foremost, but it was not to be.

Then I supported Bachman, but that didn't last long.

Then I jumped on Perry's bandwagon.

Next was Cain's.

Finally, I PRAYED that Newt would somehow pull off a miracle, but oh well, who said life's fair.

NOW, unlike a few of our more "PRINCIPLED" Freepers who care not a whit if this most CORRUPT, DANGEROUS, ISLAMO-FASCIST-APPEASING/SUPPORTING, NEO-COMMIE gets another 4 years to continue his agenda in destroying our Republic, I refuse to sit back and not even try to deny him another term.

FULL DISCLOSURE: I dislike Mittens, don't trust him and put him in the same category as our former Compassionate Conservative RINO, Boosh, but I will do whatever necessary to try and help defeat Barack Hussein Obama.

Whatever anybody else chooses to do, have at it.

32 posted on 05/11/2012 5:45:09 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Nachum
Rick Trumka is a Commie Thug
33 posted on 05/11/2012 5:52:03 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Nachum

This explains why Joe Dirt got 40% of the dem vote in the WV presidential primary against Zero.


34 posted on 05/11/2012 5:56:59 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Nachum

One of the promises Obummer’s has made good on. So goes the fundamental changing of America.


35 posted on 05/11/2012 7:12:53 PM PDT by Karliner ( Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Romans 8:38"...this is the end of the beginning."WC)
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36 posted on 05/11/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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Historically, in terms of geologic ages, the current CO2 levels in the atmosphere are within measurable distances of the lower limit for sustaining vegetable life. If we had ten times the CO2 we would have a far more lush and vegetarian planet, and it would be only marginally warmer, as the CO2 greenhouse effect has already approached asymptotic values.
37 posted on 05/11/2012 9:26:57 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Kevin C
Indeed. PA and OH are up in the air but WV is gone as far as Obama is concerned. He won't even campaign there most likely.
38 posted on 05/11/2012 9:30:10 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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