Skip to comments.The War on Coal? Wyoming's future is at stake in the debate on coal
Posted on 05/31/2014 6:33:13 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
There is little doubt among the students in Brandon Cones engineering class at Campbell County High School that a war is being waged against coal. The children of the mechanics who fix the mines great diesel trucks, the welders who staff their machine shops and the railroad employees who see the final product shipped across the country and beyond have obvious pride in the local industry.
We power a lot of the country just from Gillette, said Corey Silver, a junior whose father works at the Cordero Rojo mine, a comment widely echoed by his peers.
The students pride in the coal industry is matched only by their frustration with its critics. Coal, in their view, is misunderstood. It is not as dirty as its opponents make it out to be.
Its really actually clean, explained Silvers classmate Tanner Luthy. There are so many filters on it. By the time any of the harmful, or what could be harmful gases, reach the atmosphere they are so little or so diluted it doesnt even matter.
And climate change, to the extent it exists, is a natural process, they say.
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Like a scary novel.
Like Ellis Wyatt and his Wyoming oil fields in “Atlas Shrugged”.
The War on Coal seems bleak. The warriors include all envirowhacko’s, the prez, most democrats, academia, the EPA and the MSM, etc.
The good news is that China, India, and other countries with something like 60% of the world's population isn't held to any standards when it comes to the burning of fossil fuels.
The really good news is that all of these countries are building coal-fired power plants like there's no tomorrow.
The really, really good news is that U.S. coal mines are shipping a lot of coal overseas to these countries so they can burn coal in their new plants ... since the coal that they burn there apparently doesn't cause
global warming climate change.
Being the cynical person that I am, it is my firm belief that the real story behind trying to shut down American coal companies is so China can buy up all the assets cheap.
China would love to have the relatively cheap and clean coal that is American coals instead of having to use their third-rate dirty coal.
Wyo. needs to send two local Ted Cruz types to the Senate.
do we all understand that there is a war on the working people of this country?.....that we should have voted Romney and we all had better think hard about not voting for the pub this year or any year.....they ain’t saints but they ain’t satans either....
Obama suggests his upcoming rule on coal plants will avert long-term health crisis
If the republicans happen to run a candidate like that, they can have my vote.
If they don't, I won't.
I call BS! Show me the data.
I do think there is a war on coal Mead said.
The Obama administration, for its part, says there is no such war. Coal is part of the energy mix today, and it will be for decades into the future, EPA administrator Gina McCarthy told Basin Electric Power Cooperative employees during a February visit to the companys Synfuels plant in Beulah, North Dakota.
I'm relieved. The Obama administration assures me there's no war on coal. Thank goodness my electric rates aren't going to "necessarily skyrocket."
I'm also smug and happy with the Obama assurances that I can keep my doc, my deductible, my premiums, and my insurance company.
Absent the global warming scare about CO2, a new coal-fired plant, which removes all emissions harmful to health, has a lower cost per KWH of output than a new gas-fired plant.
There is therefore no rationale for the about-to-be-proposed EPA regulations. If implemented, they should be removed by a future Republican administration.
Wyoming’s a red state. To this administration, what difference does it make?
Wyoming has the best type coal; much of it is radioactive.
Obama wishes such places, and the people in them, would simply disappear. Barring that, he will strangle them economically.
That might be difficult to do.
Small point: I recall that the Ellis oil fields were in Colorado.
Yeah, I know: I fudged that part.
Then Wyoming had just as well get ready for a big change because there are not enough people there to matter.
The strategy goes on. Target small groups that can’t defend themselves.
The Obama administration assures me there’s no war on coal. Thank goodness my electric rates aren’t going to “necessarily skyrocket.” Well,I’m not at all relieved because I recall that at sometime in the past,Mr. Obama did specifically say something about electrical rates “necessarily”skyrocketing. Mine certainly have not gone down. I’m so very tired of all this crap about CO2,which is not a pollutant,but plant food. If this is the main complaint about the use of coal,then there is,essentially,no viable problem with it.
That was tongue-in-cheek snark on my part.
Of course there’s a HUGE war on coal. These freakin’ “best and brightest” idiots know what’s best for everything in the world and know precisely how you should live your life — from how your electricity is made to the type of car you drive to the education you get to where you live to the very food you eat and the medical care you are allowed to get. God Damn communism, every bit of it.
I worked in the energy industry about 25 years and, in the end, could no longer stand the politicization of the business and the weak-spined utility execs who couldn’t say “No” the the enviro-freaks. I suffered personally from the war on all types of energy.
If I had to hazard a guess, I’d say that the families of the children of the mechanics who fix the mines great diesel trucks, the welders who staff their machine shops and the railroad employees who see the final product shipped across the country and beyond all vote Democrat.