Skip to comments.Hawt Dem on Dem action in the war on coal ( WV Dems after EPA )
Posted on 08/10/2013 7:30:03 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Who doesnt love a good bout of Blue v Blue cage match sweetness? You might think that with a divided Congress and a Presidential agenda which is essentially stalled, the Democrats on The Hill would be circling the wagons and presenting the best united front they can manage. (And to be fair, they do manage it on a few topics.) But its not quite such an easy job to herd those cats when the subject comes to energy and jobs.
Example The First comes to us from West Virginia, where we find a Democrat joining forces with the GOP to put a leash on Obamas EPA.
West Virginia is joining two other states that are seeking to challenge federal rules governing greenhouse gas emissions.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Friday the state has filed a friend of the court brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a challenge to Environmental Protection Agency rules. The rules would allow the federal government to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources.
West Virginia Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall also put his John Hancock on a letter denouncing the administration for its War on Coal this year. He wasnt the only one, either. Tim Kaine did the same.
None of that matches the delicious nature of our final entry, though. West Virginias Democratic Party announced a couple of weeks ago that it would march on Washington to protest the administrations coal regulations.
Democratic Leaders Traveling to Washington to Defend Coal
CHARLESTON, W.V. Today Democratic Party Chairman Larry Puccio, Senate President Jeff Kessler, and House Speaker Tim Miley announced that they will be traveling to Washington on August 1, 2013 to meet with EPA officials and members of the current administration. Along with Senators Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin and Congressman Nick Rahall they will lead a delegation of Democratic legislators and business and labor leaders to help protect and support WV hardworking families and coal miners.
Chairman Puccio said, This is not about politics, this is about people. This is about the coal miner that has risked their life to support their family, this is about the construction worker from the trades that builds safe structure, and this is about the small business owner who serves those coal communities. So as I travel to Washington next week I will deliver one strong message: While for many years Americans have called on our coal miners to keep the lights on for them and their families, today we call on America to keep the lights on for the families of our coal miners.
This has all been unfolding for a couple of weeks now, and much of it gets lost in the media noise over all of the bigger stories which have been playing out on the NSA, terror alerts and more. But if you need a good popcorn tale for the weekend, this one should fill the bill.
Yeah, they don’t have a hope in hell of retaining Rocky’s seat. Can’t believe we failed to oust that fraud Manchin last time.
I am an import to WV, but my husband tells me gun grabber Manchin is here to stay by virtue of his name. Rayhall... O my. I just keep thinking, no single county in WV went for Obama... How many states have at least that consolation? I am not sure whether the union slavery state is worth fighting for. BTW thanking God for the rainy fair days.. I live a block away till we close on the real house.
Obama's stated policy is to restrict energy use through regulation, taxation, and banning transportation and even use of certain forms of energy.
North America is the energy colossus of the entire planet. Canada and the United States possess more petroleum, natural gas, coal, and uranium resources and the technology to exploit them than the rest of the world combined. These reserves will last for generations. We also possess the technology to use these resources without fouling the environment.
Obama will not allow these resources to be utilized. This fact is abundantly clear. Whether this is because of ignorance or by design is up to others to decide.
Liberals are against fossil fuels, so naturally, Obama is against them also.
Liberals dream of a utopian world in which we have solar and wind power generating all of the electricity we need, including enough electricity to charge up all of the elecctric cars they hope to see on the road someday.
Liberals have their drezms, and don’t want reality to interfere with them.
Our local coal-fired electric generating plants are being shut down .The gas fired peak plant will have to run continuously.It is closer to homes by a half mile or so and has much shorter stacks and cooling towers so it puts a huge cloud right over the small city.Several other coal plants within 100 miles along the Ohio are scheduled for shut down .
obama is keeping his promise to fundamentally change America—into a third-world thugocracy.
Will get to this thread a little later.
Thank you so much.
Meanwhile the Chinese keep building coal fired plants. They are laughing their guts out as how stupid the Americans are.
They also are firm in their belief that the only reason we don't have wind turbines and solar supplying most of our electricity - not to mention cars that get 250 MPG - is because greedy capitalist pigs are artificially suppressing these technologies, bottling them up by means of back-room deals made decades ago.