Skip to comments.Union leader slams Obama’s ‘war on coal’
Posted on 08/22/2013 2:59:04 PM PDT by lowbridge
Union leaders are joining the growing chorus of opposition to the war on coal being waged by President Obama through the Environmental Protection Agency.
Raymond Ventrone, who represents more than 2,000 members of the Boilermakers Union in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, voiced his opposition to the EPAs latest coal regulations in a letter to the editor in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Ventrone said that he and his fellow boilermakers helped install EPA-approved pollution-control equipment at a coal-fired power plant three years ago. But now, those upgrades have been deemed insufficient by the very same agency by virtue of new regulations created without a vote in Congress or input from the public, Ventrone said.
According to Ventrone, two coal plants in his area will be closing due to the EPAs regulations a loss of 400 jobs in southwestern Pennsylvania. Those two coal plants are among the 207 plants that will close in the next decade due to conversions to natural gas and EPA regulations.
Ventrone also said that the EPAs goal is not cleaner air but eliminating coal, because even though coal usage has tripled, the presence of pollutants has decreased 56 percent. We can have clean air and keep coal as a vital part of our economy, Ventrone said.
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The same people who helped put this guy in office are now complaining? Really?
Dear union leader: To quote Scarface, “you stupid fool; look at you now.” May your rank and file come looking to you for retribution.
The “war on coal” should be a surprise to NO ONE. So tell us, what secret promises were you given that the clear statements to the public were just lies and you could trust Obama not to stick it to ya?
Unions getting what they paid for...
William Loeb from beyond the grave?
T W I C E ! !
Citizens and unemployed coal miners slam lnion leaders who put Obama in office.
Obama told these people exactly what he intended to do before they voted for him.
Now they are shocked at his actions.
The problem with unions are their leaders.
They are the ones that are getting the cash.
Poor little workers get promises.
“William Loeb from beyond the grave?”
You’re betting on a very old demographic. I may be the last one.
The dug the pit. Now get in it.
My desire to join with these union people is tempered by the knowledge they’d vote for Obastard again in a New York second.
A conservative Republican would’ve gotten the votes in OH and PA coal country.
I bet they supported the new EPA regulations 3 years ago and used that as reason to vote for him again. But that gravy train left the station so now their pissed..
Hey boilermaker president man, go F#(! yourself!
F you pal.
this magic negro is your boy pal.
you helped put his sorry marxist moose limb ass there,
bend over and take it
Similar to jail house or death bed religion.
Now comes your hell on earth.
“The same people who helped put this guy in office are now complaining? Really?”
These idiots were quick to support Obama when they thought only some rich guys were going to be hurt.
Only now, when they begin to feel the pain they thought they were inflicting on others, do they understand.
Sorry. There’s no room left in the lifeboat for people who were once so willing to throw others to the sharks so quickly. Screw ‘em.
A mere performance for the union card carriers.
If the union "leaders" actually gave a darn, they would be OUT FRONT in the fight against amnesty for illegal aliens (aka takers of re-distributed jobs), n'est ce pas?
Union leader slam the DEMOCRATS war on coal and the DEMOCRATS “ACA” and then turn around and support DEMOCRATS 100%
Suck it Mr. Ventrone.
You and your idiot union members got this clown elected.
You stupid shirts are responsible for this so you can suffer.
I won’t feel one bit sorry for you or any of the rest of your stupid union thugs.
As a matter of fact I will get a certain satisfaction every time one of your union scumbags’ job becomes another casualty of Obama’s war on America.
Unions complaining that Obama is killing their jobs. Oh cry me a frigin’ river.
Quick as a bunny, Ray...
WHERE were you FIVE years ago when he TOLD US he planned on putting the coal business OUT OF BUSINESS????
Live in Western PA.
Had nose to nose confrontations with these coal union idiots in ‘08.
Oh, they just KNEEEWWW I was a racist.
Now, after TWO MORE COAL FIRED plants have been closed, it finally SINKS IN!
And it isn’t only the coal unions, its the rail unions, and the river barge unions.
You have to stand in line to get a job at burger king here.
AND THEY STILL DON’T THINK IT WAS THE KENYAN THAT PUT THEM THERE!
When you are a parasite, it is a horrible thing when your host is dying.
Yep. They should have acted like real union members and helped cheat obama out of office.
I was just having a conversation with one of the union leaders where I work, and reminded him that elections have consequences.
I have absolutely zero sympathy for the average rank and file member who get the short end of the stick from their so called union leaders who tell them how to vote, and they do. If they are dumb enough to believe the impossible horse pucky spread by their leaders then they deserve whatever they get.
The people in charge at EPA are lunatics. You can never satisfy them. To these freaks everything is pollution. Here in California these freaks have cost the gasoline stations so much in over regulations many are going broke. They could care less.
I think you’re right, for the most part! During the gen. election, a whole big group of coal miners and workers came to one of Mitt Romney’s rallies in their work clothes! They told him they had been let go and they were going to back him and vote for him!