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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I’ll take Both for $20, Alex.
Manchin is a vile hypocrite. He has been an Obama enabler ever since he entered the Senate. People of West Virginia send left wing idiots to the Senate.
“Whachu talkin’ about, Willis?”
And yet, as soon as any Obama’s coal-killing proposals are in front of the Senate, Manchin will vote for them like a good little soul-less Democrat shill.
The coal miners unions must have been small and not very rich, thus expendable to the regime.
Obammy is your boy.
You’ve been far up his rear on nearly EVERY issue pal.
Like kissing cousins.
Still blowing smoke up west Virginians ole wazoos huh Joe?
Coal mining and production states that went for Obama are proof that the fumes are affecting brain cells
The power company should turn off their electricity and the fuel company should refuse to sell them that nasty carbon fuel for their generators.
Hey, that's rac ....... oh wait. that's not racist, it's true!
hahahahaha I needed a laugh this afternoon. Thanks! :-)
"Its clear now that the President has declared a war on coal, he added.
It boggles the mind that this fact is just now dawning on this useless idiot from West Virginia. Only the best and brightest can deliberate in the U.S. Senate, obviously.
This President surely does keep his campaign promises.
It’s an act. All dems are lefties. Hope all you WV voters who voted for this phony are satisfied.
Dear Joe: You put the “duh” in dumb@ss.
Go vote for another amnesty you moron.
It isn’t just the coal industry that will be affected. It’s anyone who uses electricity. Businesses with processes heavily-dependent on cheap electricity will fold up or move away.
On October 24, 2010, Gov. Joe Manchin went to a "Friends of Coal" rally in Logan, WV, where he was greeted by protesters from the local tea party -- the West Virginia Coalfield Tea Party Patriots. They said opponent John Raese, a business mogul and three-time failed candidate in statewide races, was the real friend of coal and waved signs with slogans such as "Obama says vote Democrat," "Obama, One Big Ass Mistake America," and "Kill Liberalism." Shaun Adkins, a lumber yard manager and founder of the local tea party chapter, said Manchin could not be trusted to support the coal industry in Washington.
The protests came despite the fact that Manchin has sued the U.S. EPA over new regulations on mountaintop removal coal mining, and his campaign is running an advertisement opposing the cap-and-trade bill the House passed last year, the Waxman-Markey Climate Bill. Manchin has the endorsement of the West Virginia Coal Association and the United Mine Workers of America in the race to complete the term of the late Sen. Robert Byrd (D). But Raese has been campaigning saying the governor will be a "rubber stamp" for the Obama administration's attempts to regulate the industry's mining and carbon dioxide emissions.
For West Virginians, is Manchin considered quick?