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Hundreds of Coal Miners Attend Romney Rally in Ohio

dosborne Wrote: Aug 28, 2012 12:50 PM
I think most coal miners know the reasons for the slight drop in domestic production. ( natural gas ) And I think most know that 2011 domestic production was higher than 2010 and 2009. And not that far off from what we have been producing since 2006. And I think they also know that exports grew by 31% in 2011. What I don't expect are that some would ever be capable of engaging in a honest discussion on this topic. Or acknowledge that it is now cheaper ( and cleaner ) to use natural gas to produce electricity. Where once we were using coal. Or that it makes total sense to reduce mercury and arsenic emissions. And yes, even CO2 emissions as well.

Over the weekend, hundreds of Ohio coal miners stood in line to get into a rally hosted by not pro-union President Obama, but by presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. After all, you can't unionize if you don't have a job.

 Mitt Romney today stood in front of eastern Ohioans seemingly straight out of the mine — hard hats, smudged faces, and blue and gray uniforms — as he accused President Obama of “waging war” on coal.

On the outskirts of Beallsville, there’s no doubt that coal is king. Signs dot the rural roads: “Stop the...