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3 Coal-Powered W. V. Plants to Shut Down
WVVA,.com ^ | September 1, 2012 | Rachel Lucas

Posted on 09/04/2012 5:03:18 AM PDT by Timber Rattler

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Manchin doing a knock-out job for West Virginia!
1 posted on 09/04/2012 5:03:20 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
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Romney will switch them back on....he had better


2 posted on 09/04/2012 5:05:37 AM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Timber Rattler

The Democrats who voted for Sen. Joe Manchin, who has backed Obama to the hilt, should be unemployed. Sympathies to those who had more sense.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 5:06:05 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: dennisw

Manchin is toast


4 posted on 09/04/2012 5:06:33 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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yea, but, but, but Romney would be worse so ...


5 posted on 09/04/2012 5:08:09 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Timber Rattler

It is well established that coal releases mecury which is a toxix nerve agent, into the atmosphere. Sulphur Dioxide does exactly make life easy for farmers either. Gas is cheap and it makes the most sense right now. Time for WV to move on.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 5:08:14 AM PDT by Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit (Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Isn’t there a miners’ union?


7 posted on 09/04/2012 5:11:39 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

“It is well established that coal releases mecury which is a toxix nerve agent, into the atmosphere. Sulphur Dioxide does exactly make life easy for farmers either. Gas is cheap and it makes the most sense right now. Time for WV to move on.”

What is so silly is that the government is pushing electric cars... And shutting down plants. Idiots!


8 posted on 09/04/2012 5:12:08 AM PDT by BelleAl (Proud to be a member of the party of NO! NO more deficit spending and government control!)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
Time for WV to move on.

Tell that to the thousands of coal miners, not only in WV, but Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania, who are out of work and can't feed their families. And also those of us whose monthly electric bills have skyrocketed, just like Obama promised.

Obama: My Plan Makes Electricity Rates Skyrocket

9 posted on 09/04/2012 5:12:36 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

The same folks who want these coal plants closed also object to nat gas.
Liberals have always been about rationing.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 5:13:08 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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11 posted on 09/04/2012 5:15:34 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Liberals have always been about rationing.

Don’t you wish that applied to the spending habits of Congressional liberals? Not to mention, Republicans.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 5:16:21 AM PDT by wita
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit

“It is well established that coal releases mecury which is a toxix nerve agent, into the atmosphere. Sulphur Dioxide does exactly make life easy for farmers either. Gas is cheap and it makes the most sense right now. Time for WV to move on.”

Really now? I challenge you to quantify the pollutants of a modern coal plant in terms of measurable harm to farmers or “nerves”.

The only nerves harmed are the delicate sensibilities of enviro-communists who can’t stand the thought of someone using natural resources to generate power to make an economy go.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 5:19:06 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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“Under my plan electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.”

Barack Obama

14 posted on 09/04/2012 5:19:22 AM PDT by detective
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I've never punched a clock for much longer than two or three years.

I've been a self employed contractor, in-home commission sales and a few other things because I felt a "time to move on"

Some may think my work history is fractured and lacks continuity, but I reared 5 kids, built onto and rebuilt a domicile (That's another acid trip ... /8^) ..), kept two vehicles mostly all the time, no one starved, went cold or without clothes and school extra curriculars.

The ones that "can't find are a job" .. are looking for a "job"

The moment a man starts looking for "work" ... he'll find it, be employed and earn a living.

It ain't punchin' a clock and the sleep of the laborer is sweet.

15 posted on 09/04/2012 5:23:51 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
We're not talking coal power plants in China, where the lack of pollution control causes SERIOUS air pollution problems that often ends up in the Korean peninsula and western Japan!

Remember, with the EPA requiring tight controls on coal-fired power plants at least since the late 1970s, today's coal-fired power plants are vastly cleaner than before. We need to modernize our coal-fired power plants to burn even cleaner over the next decade or so.

16 posted on 09/04/2012 5:26:24 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Einigkeit_Recht_Freiheit
This is about the Obama Administration destroying our economy. Today's coal plants do not do the damage you assert. Coal is by far the most economical and plentiful fuel for power generation.

The EPA and the Obama Administration are also against fracking to produce natural gas, oil and natural gas leases on government lands and new pipeline construction.

High energy prices do far more damage to farmers and everyone else than do tiny amounts of Sulfur Dioxide.

17 posted on 09/04/2012 5:26:43 AM PDT by detective
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To: BelleAl

They have scrubbers that remove most of the mercury and the amounts that do go into the air fall to the ground in short order. Do you know how much mercury you come in contact from the ground every day?

Sulfer dioxide is a harmless chemical which has no effect except in scare tactics. Coal also makes extra CO2 which is good for plants. Don’t fall for the agenda driven science that wants to destroy America.

Pray for America


18 posted on 09/04/2012 5:28:31 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: knarf

Get back to me when you visit Appalachia, talk to real coal miners, and learn the culture and geography. Otherwise, you don’t know what you’re talking about.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 5:30:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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The nauseating thing is that for every coal fired plant we *shut down*,thus endangering our economy and our way of life,China opens up 10 of them,plants that aren't even remotely as clean as our dirtiest ones.I've been to Hong Kong and southern China...recently and often.The clearest day you'll see there is like a pea soup London fog except what you're seeing ain't fog.It's pollution from coal fired power plants and factories spewing out the filthiest stuff you can imagine.We have a 300 year supply of coal but we can't use it ‘cause “progressives” wanna make things easier for their Commie pals in China!!!
20 posted on 09/04/2012 5:31:29 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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