Remember, this is a "global" problem. Libs seems to forget that.
One way or another, he wanted to move away from coal. But wait there more: China, the world’s leading emitter of greenhouse gases from coal, has been burning up to 17 percent more coal a year than the government previously disclosed, according to newly released data. The sharp upward revision in official figures means that China has released much more carbon dioxide — almost a billion more tons a year according to initial calculations — than previously estimated. The increase alone is greater than the whole German economy emits annually from fossil fuels.
I never see letters to the editor wringing their hands about China.
Harry, one thing to remember is that Obama called for getting rid of coal long before we realized the abundance of natural gas available through fracking.
The fact that we have an abundance of natural gas through fracking does not change what Obama "intended" do.
I think that if the natural gas thing did not fall into his lap, we would be building a lot more nuke plants vs natural gas cogen plants.
There was a letter to the editor in last weeks paper that argued for dumping natural gas also.
"There is no war on coal , coal just outlived its usefullness ."
Charles Patton, head of Appalachian Power, said most of American agrees.
According to the Charleston Gazette article I referenced a few minutes ago,
"What’s more, the debate over the 'war on coal,' which ***** up so much of the political air in West Virginia, has largely been settled in other states, Patton said."
"The debate largely, at this point in time, has been lost."
"you know the number one killer of UMW jobs is the O admin and his EPA"
That's a lie.
According to the CEO of Appalachian Power, Charles Patton speaking in Roanoke, WV last October, "With or without the Clean Power Plan, the economics of alternatives to fossil-based fuels are making inroads in the utility plan. Companies are making decisions today where they are moving away from coal-fired generation."
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And the Washington Times reported 2 weeks ago, "Coal’s slump is largely the result of cheap natural gas, which now rivals coal as a fuel for generating electricity."
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Time will come full circle and unions will once again be needed , its human nature at its worse to take advantage of those who are less well off . A typical republinut trait !
Yep that is why Unions are dying thank GOD
Change happens whether you want it or not !
I bet u were around to hear it Lol
Its called progress , Didnt hear a whole lotta bytching when they phased out steam engines !
Mod, you know the number one killer of UMW jobs is the O admin and his EPA
There is no war on coal , coal just outlived its usefullness . Now the GOP's war on woman is still on going !
Lol Mod, Sure and the war on coal,,,,,, nothing to see here
The funds have never recovered from the losses of the 40:1 'leveraging' of the dollar.
Coal is dead , either now or later , the sooner you accept that the better off you'll be !
They’re using every tool they have to destroy the most abundant, reliable and affordable resource that we have," Manchin said. Manchin said these proposed standards are economically ill advised and technologically out of reach. “We don’t have the technology to meet the standards,” Manchin said. “If it’s unattainable, it’s totally unreasonable.” Joining Manchin in his push were West Virginia Gov. Ray Tomblin (D), Rep. Nick Jo Rahall (D-W.Va.) and representatives of the coal mining industry.
No , you can thank Ronald Reagun for that !
TRIANGLE, Va. — Members of the United Mine Workers Union International Executive Board received sobering news Thursday. Trustees of the UMWA Health and Retirement Funds and the Patriot Voluntary Employee Benefits Act issued a report which largely said the funds are on a track to insolvency without intervention from Congress.
The funds were already struggling, but the downturn in the nation’s coal industry has accelerated the decline.
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