Thursday, October 01, 2009

Obama Follows Through on Promise to Kill Coal

In a time of economic crisis and impending energy starvation, Obama's EPA is freezing 79 coal mining operations in 4 different US states. This dictate will have a severe impact on Appalachian states that are already suffering from an Obama economic depression.
"Coal mining throughout Appalachia cannot reassure thousands of anxious workers and their families, and we cannot plan for the economic future of our operations absent a workable, transparent process that provides certainty," National Mining Association President Hal Quinn said in a statement.

"EPA's answer of more delay and study is at cross-purposes with our nation's need for affordable energy, investments and secure jobs."

The United Mine Workers labor union also criticized the delay.

"It is imperative that the process for approving or rejecting permits be clarified so that everyone can know what to expect," President Cecil Roberts said in a statement. "Dragging things out only adds unnecessary pressure to coal miners, their families and their communities and makes it much more difficult to meet America's energy and economic needs."....

"People all over West Virginia can't believe this is happening," West Virginia Coal Association President Bill Raney said in a statement. "They don't understand why Washington is willing to kill-off good paying jobs when our economy is still on the ropes and the unemployment rate is still unacceptably high." _BW
Obama's energy starvation policy is being carried out by various agencies, departments, and czars of the new US administration. During Obama's presidential campaign, he promised environmental lobbyists and contributors that he would put coal plants out of business via strangulating regulations.

If Obama had any viable baseload energy alternatives to offer, his moronic attacks on fossil fuels and obstructionist delays on nuclear energy, would be more understandable. But Obama has offered no intelligent alternatives. He apparently intends for the US to starve for energy, thus shutting down broad swathes of US production and commerce.

Meanwhile in congress, the Boxer et Pelosi energy starvation campaign is in full bloom.

Labels: ,


Blogger Brian Hayes said...

If snark were fuel.... Jeepers. There's posts on new green tech, advanced policy, committed alliance one day. There's fossil discoveries, Nativity combustion and pocket nuclear the next day. No model is better than check marks on a form and no agenda isn't greed and futility. Where's this compass pointing?

5:58 PM  
Blogger al fin said...

It's Obamaworld, Brian, where anything is possible. Get with the program.

1:30 PM  
Blogger John Nicklin said...

When Obama and the democrates finnaly cripple the US ecomony through energy starvation, other places to set up shop, like China and Mexico, will become more attractive. enery produced in Canada may also become more attractive, although we Canadians are running out of surplus rapidly because of inaction by producers and government restrictions.

9:11 PM  
Blogger al fin said...

Right. As Obama goes about abolishing the US, somewhere in the world the US will have to be re-invented as it once was (in terms of market freedoms).

10:13 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home

Newer Posts Older Posts