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War on Coal

The Obama Administration has declared a "War on Coal" and are set on shutting down coal plants throughout the country. Many coal plants will not be able to follow Obama’s onerous emission standards. Coal accounts for 40% of our nation’s electricity and allows electricity prices to remain stable and reasonable. America needs our coal industry and the Republican Party will fight for its success.


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They Said It!

- October 17, 2012

Pennsylvania Democrats Are Asking The EPA To Keep Open 14 Waste-Coal To Energy Plants In The State That Are Currently Slated For Shutdown As A Result Of EPA Regulations. “Pennsylvania congressmen from both parties are asking for the Environmental Protection Agency’s help to keep open 14 waste coal to energy plants in the state. The 14 plants are slated to be shut because of the EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. Three of the plants are in Cambria County and one each in Indiana and Clarion. The letter asks the EPA to consider that the plants reduce the amount of waste coal in Pennsylvania and allow them to continue without meeting the current limitation in hyrdochloric acid emissions.” ... Continue Reading »

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Even House Democrats Vote To Stop Obama’s War On Coal

- September 21, 2012

Today, 19 Democrats Joined 233 Republicans In Support Of H.R. 3409, “Stop The War On Coal Act of 2012 .” “The House approved a bill Friday morning that would significantly deregulate the coal industry, in a vote that was the last legislative act of the House before the November election. The Stop the War on Coal Act, H.R. 3409, was approved in a 233-175 vote, although as usual, the bill many Democrats described as anti-environmental still found some Democratic support — 19 Democrats voted for it.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama's War On Coal Briefing Book

- September 21, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said That His Cap-And-Trade Program Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants. OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”... Continue Reading »

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They Said It! Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): Coal Companies "Can't Be Expected To Fight Their Own Government"

- September 19, 2012

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV): Alpha "Can't Be Expected To Fight Their Own Government, Too." "Likewise taking a shot at the administration, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Alpha has suffered ups and downs over the years in the market, 'but they can't be expected to fight their own government, too.'"... Continue Reading »

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After Four Years, The Coal Industry Is Not Better Off

- September 18, 2012

The Intelligencer & Wheeling News Register: "Obama's Goal, In Which Top EPA Officials And Liberals In Congress Cooperate Enthusiastically, Is To Wreck The Coal Industry." "Obama's goal, in which top EPA officials and liberals in Congress cooperate enthusiastically, is to wreck the coal industry. As we have pointed out, eliminating relatively low-priced electricity generated from coal will put many industries in this region at a competitive disadvantage against those elsewhere. That may well be part of the liberals' strategy."... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s War On Coal Claims Another 1,200 More Jobs

- September 18, 2012

This Morning, Alpha Natural Resources Announced It Will Eliminate 1,200 Jobs, Nearly A Tenth Of Its Work Force. "Coal producer Alpha Natural Resources said Tuesday it's cutting production by 16 million tons and eliminating 1,200 jobs companywide, including 400 with the immediate closing of eight mines in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The mine shutdowns start Tuesday, while the rest of the layoffs will be completed by the end of the first quarter after Alpha fulfills current sales obligations, Chief Executive Officer Kevin Crutchfield said. In all, the layoffs amount to nearly a tenth of Alpha's 13,000-person work force." ... Continue Reading »

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