Skip to comments.Manchin: Obama declared ‘war on coal’
Posted on 06/25/2013 1:51:55 PM PDT by jazusamo
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) blasted President Obama's proposals to address climate change, saying new regulations on power plants would unfairly burden the coal industry.
The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if its not feasible, its not reasonable, Manchin said in a statement.
Its clear now that the President has declared a war on coal, he added. Its simply unacceptable that one of the key elements of his climate change proposal places regulations on coal that are completely impossible to meet with existing technology."
The Democratic senators comments highlight the tough and bipartisan resistance facing the White House's new energy proposals.
Manchins comments echoed remarks made by a member of a White House panel of outside science advisers, who told The New York Times on Monday that the president should use Tuesdays climate speech to launch a war on coal.
Politically, the White House is hesitant to say theyre having a war on coal. On the other hand, a war on coal is exactly whats needed, Harvard geochemist Daniel P. Schrag told the Times.
Republicans have also seized on the remark, saying the president's energy plan unveiled Tuesday at Georgetown University would cause energy bills to spike and increase unemployment among the middle class.
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He’ll still be endorsing The Won for reelection in 2016.
But you’ll vote for everything Dear Leader wants anyway, won’t you, Joe?
Well, whatcha gonna do about it Joe? Will you stand against your God-Emperor, His Heinous Barackula the Destroyer? You’ve been kissing his ass on everything else ...
>>The regulations the President wants to force on coal are not feasible. And if its not feasible, its not reasonable, Manchin said in a statement.
This isn’t a surprise! He told us that he’d do this in the election. Why doesn’t anyone on the Left listen to this commie bastard’s words?? When he talks, all they hear is hope and change.
If he plainly stated that “effective immediately, I am going to start feeding people into wood chippers”, all they’d hear is “I’m going to save trees.”
Welcome back to reality, Manchin.
Why have you been sticking your head in the sand all this time? Anyone without partisan blinders could see who Obama really is.
He DECLARED WAR ON COAL!!!!
He Declared war on the Second Amendment!!!
Who the hell is this idiot trying to fool?
And please sit down.
Manchin's is a liar ... or an idiot ... or both.
Electrical generation fell 7% from Dec 2010 to Dec 2011, probably due to the “recovery” that we’re in...
And coal accounts for the bulk of electrical generation - nearly 40%, though they are bragging that it is a declining factor:
However, cut out 40% of the electrical capacity in the summer, and let’s see how those blue cities fair.
“Under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket” - obamatollah
Did you just wake up from a 5 year coma, Joe?...............
Joe, show some spine and become a Republican. You can still stay liberal, just vote with the conservatives.
Under my plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket
for you crackers. As for Eric’s and my people, their electrical bills will be subsidized out of you crackers’ pockets.
Yep, Obummer has said it over and over and the libs just love it until it’ll effect them adversely.
Manchin is a phony. He teamed with my jagoff Senator Toomey on the gun grab bill after running as a rootin’ tootin’ pro-gun guy. He po’d a lot of folks in West Virginia with that clown act.
Obama has him trapped now. If he caves on coal they’ll run him out of West Virginia on a rail.