Obama Hates The Coal Industry and Cheap Electricity. When Obama Gets Finished – You Won’t Be Able to Afford Electricity.
Last month, the Patriot Coal Company filed for bankruptcy, a move prompted in part by the impact that regulations instituted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had on the company. […For the same reason,] Alpha Natural Resources, Inc., has indicated its intent to cease mining at various sites in Kentucky, and lay off about 150 workers.
In Pennsylvania last month, layoffs were also announced by two coal companies, which blamed Obama’s War on Coal for the job losses.
“[T]he escalating costs and uncertainty generated by recently advanced EOA regulations and interpretations have created a challenging business climate for the entire coal industry,” said the President and CEO of PBS Coals, Inc., D. Lynn Shanks, in a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Meanwhile, July also saw the announcement by the Ohio Valley Coal Co. that it would be laying off workers. Ohio Valley Coal’s General Manager Ronald Koontz accused the Obama administration of engaging in a “war on coal seeking to destroy the coal industry and the jobs of our own employees and the livelihoods of their families.”
At the end of the month, Ohio American Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy, announced that it would be closing down mining operations that employed over 200 workers. The founder of Ohio American attributed the layoffs to Obama policies affecting the coal industry, and predicted that more job losses would occur as a result of them.
“There will be additional layoffs, not only at Murray Energy, but also throughout the United States coal industry due to Mr. Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ and the destruction that it has caused to so many jobs and families in the Ohio Valley area and elsewhere,” said Robert Murray.
Imagine if someone officially acknowledged as an enemy of the USA — a Hitler or Osama bin Laden — were able to wreak this much havoc on our economy and our energy supply. We would fight to the last man to stop him. Yet there are people so insulated from reality by moonbattery that they will vote to reelect the worst enemy America has ever had.
On tips from Shawn and G. Fox.