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Obama's Gas-Powered War on Coal

GilbertEA Wrote: May 14, 2012 11:17 AM
This ongoing war on coal is going to prove daunting for a number of facilities. Coal has long since been the backbone of energy in the US. So even though it may be nice to be progressive on these environmental concerns it will prove to be a heavy burden for facilities who are not able to comply and have to either slash jobs or shut down all together(http://bit.ly/zIfsUf). This transition to an alternative energy future will be a rough road for many if we don't figure out how to replace the jobs that we are choosing to remove.

With the increasingly likelihood that Obama's health care law will be struck down in court or repealed next Congress, the administration has been working hard to cement another dubious legacy: the destruction of the coal industry.

Obama's war on coal is stirring a lot of anger in parts of the country like West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio that have long relied on coal as an engine of prosperity. But little of that anger has been directed at the biggest funder of the War on Coal: the natural gas industry, which stands to reap big rewards from the destruction of coal-fired power...