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  • Trump revokes Obama’s final regulatory assault on the coal industry

    02/20/2017 11:24:48 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/20/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Turning things around Both Obama and Hillary made no secret of their disdain for the coal industry, and of their intention to do as much damage to it as they could. In fact, one of the reasons Donald Trump is now president is Hillary’s declaration that she was going to destroy a lot of coal industry jobs, which didn’t sit too well in formerly blue Pennsylvania. It’s only the start of what needs to be done, but Trump is acting quickly where he can to reverse Obama’s regulatory assault on the coal industry, and that includes a bill he signed...
  • China suspends North Korean coal imports, striking at regime’s financial lifeline

    02/18/2017 3:24:57 PM PST · by NRx · 43 replies
    WaPo ^ | 02-18-2017 | Simon Denyer
    BEIJING — China will suspend all imports of coal from North Korea until the end of the year, the Commerce Ministry announced Saturday, in a surprise move that would cut off a major financial lifeline for Pyongyang and significantly enhance the effectiveness of U.N. sanctions. Coal is North Korea’s largest export item, and also China’s greatest point of leverage over the regime. The ministry said the ban would come into force Sunday and be effective until Dec. 31. China said the move was designed to implement November’s United Nations Security Council resolution that tightened sanctions against the regime in the...
  • EPIC! Trump Brings Coal Miners to Executive Order Rescuing Coal Industry from Liberal Politicians

    02/17/2017 6:04:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    GP ^ | 02/16/17 | Jim Hoft
     President Trump signed legislation today rescuing coal miners and the coal industry from hateful liberal politicians. Several coal miners were in the room today for the special event.Trump promised to rescue coal miners during the campaign. Hillary promised to kill all coal mining jobs and put thousands of families out of work. Today President Trump made good on that promise. The legislation could help protect coal miners from legislation that blocks American companies from mining new reserves. During the event President Trump asked a coal miner to say a few words. The miner from West Virginia was very happy.   This was...
  • Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule

    02/16/2017 7:04:50 PM PST · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/16/17 | Devin Henry
    President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.   The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining's Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. The legislation is the second Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy companies. Both the mining and financial disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama administration. The...
  • Trump Coal Regulation RollBack Ceremony Today

    02/16/2017 6:19:26 PM PST · by beebuster2000 · 7 replies
    selfwatching FNC | february 16 2017 | beebuster2000
    Anyone else watch the Coal reg roll back signing at the White House? It was even more amazing than the press conference he gave earlier today. He showed a genuine common and human touch, the coal miners were moved, and said so, and Trump spread credit around for all. At the end, he turns to the coal Miners and says: "hey, you guys want to see the Oval Office?" they didn't know what to say and he says "Sure you do, come on along", and he takes the all in. A really genuine moment. Truly, today convinced me trump is...
  • Trump Brings Coal Miners to Executive Order Rescuing Coal Industry from Liberal Politicians

    02/16/2017 2:19:54 PM PST · by davikkm · 24 replies
    President Trump signed legislation today rescuing coal miners and the coal industry from hateful liberal politicians. Several coal miners were in the room today for the special event. Trump promised to rescue coal miners during the campaign. Hillary promised to kill all coal mining jobs and put thousands of families out of work. Today President Trump made good on that promise. With some coal miners looking on, Pres Trump signs bill repealing Obama Admin regulation protecting streams from mining debris. pic.twitter.com/HmpL1crtrQ
  • Demon Coal

    02/14/2017 3:00:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 14, 2017 | Norman Rogers
    Coal is a gift that we have in abundance. The vast reserves of coal guarantee the United States energy for hundreds of years. Coal is efficient. No fuel, other than uranium, is cheaper. Coal burns clean in modern plants. Strip-mining coal in the modern way improves the landscape. According to the Energy Information Administration, the U.S. demonstrated coal reserve base is 477 billion 2,000-pound tons, enough for more than 500 years at current consumption rates. In the eyes of the diminishing crowd of believers in catastrophic global warming, coal is evil, a demon. Why? Because it is mostly carbon, and...
  • Senate Just Delivered Final Blow To Obama’s Legacy — Votes To Overturn THIS Obama Order!

    02/06/2017 9:31:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | 02/06/2017 | S. White
    The last 8 years of unconstitutional executive orders and forcing through illegal policies has weighed a heavy burden on the country and the taxpayer. No more so than the ultimate job killer, Obamacare. But now, the pendulum has swung to the other side, and everything is on the chopping block. Yesterday in the Senate, a vote of 54-45 was struck to abolish Obama’s order that had the adverse effect of almost completely wiping out the coal mining industry and thus taking 83,000 jobs off the job market. As you might have known, it was the government’s Stream Protection Act that...
  • Congressional Republicans move to dismantle Obama rules

    02/01/2017 8:28:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 1, 2017 6:56 PM EST | Matthew Daly and Kevin Freking
    Moving to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s legacy on the environment and other issues, House Republicans approved a measure Wednesday that scuttles a regulation aimed at preventing coal mining debris from being dumped into nearby streams. Lawmakers also voted to rescind a separate rule requiring companies to disclose payments made to foreign governments relating to mining and drilling. Republicans said the votes were first in a series of actions to reverse years of what they see as excessive government regulation during Obama’s presidency. Rules on fracking, guns and federal contracting also are in the cross-hairs as the GOP moves to...
  • GOP moves to undo Obama coal rules protecting streams

    01/30/2017 3:38:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2017 3:49 PM EST
    Congressional Republicans are moving swiftly to repeal Obama administration regulations aimed at better protecting streams from coal mining debris. Coal country opponents of the rules say they would kill jobs in the coal industry, which is reeling from competition from cleaner-burning natural gas. They unveiled legislation Monday to overturn December regulations through a process that permits Congress to revoke recently-issued rules in a manner that is immune to filibusters by Senate Democrats. …
  • President Trump Sends Note on Coal to Sen. Capito (West Virginia)

    01/26/2017 7:14:33 PM PST · by Morgana · 27 replies
    wowk ^ | January 26, 2017 | Mark Curtis
    A handwritten note from President Trump to West Virginia Senator Shelly Moore Capito is generating a lot of buzz, especially on social media. Capito wrote asking for support on the Miner's Protection Act, stalled in Congress. The President wrote back, saying: "Shelley: Great I am all for the miners." The coal industry appreciates the response.
  • Shutdown of coal plants raised electricity rates, failed to reduce pollution: Report

    01/18/2017 8:58:02 AM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan. 17, 2017 | Antonella Artuso
    Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Ontario’s hell-bent determination to phase out coal-fired generation raised electricity rates without significantly improving air pollution levels, a new Fraser Institute report says. Report co-author Ross McKitrick, an economics professor at the University of Guelph, said the findings should act as a cautionary tale for Alberta and Ottawa currently going down the same road. Even though there was reliable information available at the time that showed Ontario coal was not a big player in common air pollution...
  • A town has hope that it hasn’t been forgotten (Sandy Hook, Kentucky)

    01/15/2017 5:20:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | January 15, 2017 | Holly Bailey, National Correspondent
    In the weeks leading up to the inauguration, Yahoo News visited towns and cities across the country, speaking to voters who had supported Donald Trump in the election. As the shape of his administration emerged, we asked voters if they were happy with their choice and optimistic about the future. Here is some of what we found: SANDY HOOK, Ky.—It used to be known as the most reliably Democratic county in America. In a state that had long ago gone deep red, Elliott County, located here in the winding forested hills of remote eastern Kentucky, was a true anomaly. Since...
  • In EPA rebuke, judge orders quick evaluation on coal jobs

    01/12/2017 9:08:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2017 6:31 PM EST | John Raby
    A judge has ordered federal regulators to quickly evaluate how many power plant and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling made the ruling after reviewing a response from outgoing U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy. McCarthy had responded to the judge’s previous order in a lawsuit brought against her by Murray Energy Corp. that the EPA must start doing an analysis that it hadn’t done in decades. […] The judge said the EPA is required by law to analyze the economic impact on a continuing basis when...
  • What sank the Titanic? New documentary claims fire weakened hull

    01/05/2017 1:48:18 PM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    abc7chicago.com ^ | Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:41PM | Staff
    Did an intense fire on board R.M.S. Titanic lead to one of the worst disaster's in maritime history? A new documentary by author and journalist Senan Molony suggests the emergence of pictures hidden in a forgotten album for a century prove that the supposedly unsinkable passenger ship was weakened by a smoldering coal fire even before it left on its catastrophic maiden voyage. Titanic, which at the time of its sinking in 1912 was the biggest ship afloat, hit an iceberg in the north Atlantic on the night of April 14 and went down with the loss of about 1,500...
  • 2016's Biggest Loser: Big Green

    01/04/2017 8:13:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Stephen Moore
    The day after the presidential elections, Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club, glumly called the Donald Trump victory "devastating for our climate and our future." Well, yes, if you're a climate-change alarmist who hates fossil fuels, you're in for a bad four and maybe eight years. Greenpeace Executive Director Annie Leonard was even more apocalyptic, saying: "I never thought I'd have to write this. The election of Donald Trump as president has been devastating. ... There's no question, Donald Trump's climate denial is staggering. He wants to shut down the EPA, 'cancel' the Paris Climate Agreement, stop funding...
  • OU programs seek to turn coal into benign energy

    12/26/2016 8:31:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Athens News ^ | December 26, 2016 | Fred Kight
    As part of his energy plan, President-elect Donald Trump is promising to develop clean coal. It’s a goal shared by Ohio University and the state of Ohio but viewed by many to be impossible to achieve. The Ohio Coal Research Center at OU has been working for years to “develop clean and economic technology for the conversion of coal… into electric power (and) fuels.” The Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE) at OU is also conducting coal research, but with a different focus: the development of materials from coal. The term “clean coal” refers to a variety of...
  • Obama admin sets rule to protect streams near coal mines

    12/19/2016 8:19:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 19, 2016 10:24 AM EST | Matthew Daly
    The Obama administration has finalized rules designed to reduce the environmental impact of coal mining on the nation’s streams, a long-anticipated move that met quick resistance from Republicans who vowed to overturn it under President-elect Donald Trump. The Interior Department said Monday the rule will protect 6,000 miles of streams and 52,000 acres of forests, preventing debris from coal mining from being dumped into nearby waters. …
  • Obama rushes out 11th-hour regulations targeting coal mining

    12/19/2016 6:52:07 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Ben Wolfgang
    At virtually the last possible moment, the Obama administration on Monday rolled out new regulations making it even more difficult and more costly to mine coal in the U.S., a final shot against the already beleaguered coal industry as the president leaves office. The Interior Department’s Stream Protection Rule will go into effect 30 after its official release and publication in the federal register, meaning it likely will be implemented Jan. 19 — one day before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Mr. Trump has vowed to undo much of his predecessor’s environmental regulations, including rules that target coal mining. The...
  • Officials in 24 states urge Trump to kill Obama carbon plan

    12/15/2016 12:47:41 PM PST · by GonzoII · 14 replies
    AP/US News ^ | Dec. 15, 2016
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials in two dozen states are asking President-elect Donald Trump to issue an executive order on his first day in office declaring as illegal President Barack Obama's plan to curb planet-warming carbon emissions. The letter sent to Trump and congressional leaders on Thursday is signed by Republican officials from 22 states and Democrats from the coal-producing states of Kentucky and Missouri.
  • Manchin on ‘Meet the Press’: Trump will help miners

    In a nationally-televised interview, Sen. Joe Manchin complained about President Barack Obama’s policies, cheered an end of “government overreach” under president-elect Donald Trump and bemoaned “national Democrats” -- a group he does not associate himself with. West Virginia’s lone Democratic member of Congress was interviewed by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd Wednesday, and told the NBC News reporter that Trump “wants to help coal miners,” something he believes his party’s outgoing president has not done.
  • We Are Hitting the Wall of Maximum Grabbing (Illustrates almost everything wrong with the Left)

    12/14/2016 5:47:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 14, 2016 | Naomi Klein
    I would like to pay my respects to the elders both past and present of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land we gather tonight. Tonight I will be speaking about the need to change our cultural stories so that they cease to pit us against one another and the earth. And our greatest teachers in this process of transformation must be the Indigenous people who have kept their stories and practices of right relationship alive for tens of thousands of years. Thank you David Hirsch, for this tremendous honor, and thanks to the members of the...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • How American Coal Could Come Back Leaner and Cleaner

    11/25/2016 2:22:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Christopher Mendoza
    It’s been a wild month for the U.S. coal In reality, new technologies mean coal power can be made cleaner than ever. By the EPA’s own measure, emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants released by coal plants have fallen by more than half over the last 40 years. There have been tremendous breakthroughs in clean coal technology, which uses carbon capture and storage (CCS) to remove the vast majority of carbon dioxide from coal power emissions. If this technology were given a genuine chance rather than being written off as a myth, clean energy might not have to mean...
  • A Bleak Outlook for Trump’s Promises to Bring Back Jobs for Coal Miners

    Donald J. Trump made coal a centerpiece of his campaign, holding rousing rallies with miners in hard hats, who he said had been neglected under eight years of the Obama administration. The strategy paid off, helping him score crucial wins in Pennsylvania and Ohio.Now, though, coal may prove a different sort of symbol — that is, of the challenges that the president-elect will face delivering on his many promises to restore struggling sectors of the American economy.The United States coal industry and the jobs that support it have been in decline for decades as a result of environmental concerns, automation...
  • Trump's plan to bring back coal country places EPA in crosshairs

    11/14/2016 10:55:41 PM PST · by GonzoII · 47 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | By John Siciliano • 11/14/16 12:01 AMNov. 15, 2016 | John Siciliano
    President-elect Trump's plan to bring back the coal industry will likely start by scrapping the Environmental Protection Agency's climate change agenda, according to a newly appointed member of his transition team. The agency would be dialed back to focus strictly on "genuine pollutants" that pose immediate harm to public health, and not carbon pollution blamed for causing manmade global warming, said Kathleen Hartnett-White, a member of Trump's economic advisory council, in an interview with the Washington Examiner.
  • Defy 'Stalinist' global warming rules and burn much more coal, says Trump's key economic adviser

    11/12/2016 2:37:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/12/16 | Simon Watkins
    China is ‘stealing’ hundreds of billions of dollars from America. Regulations on climate change are ‘Stalinistic’. And America can earn more than $100billion from global companies by cutting their tax rates. If this sounds like the extreme rhetoric of America’s President-elect Donald Trump, that’s because they are the words of his senior economic adviser, Stephen Moore. A former adviser to the Reagan administration, Moore has the ear of ‘The Donald’ on economic issues.
  • Global Warming Elected Trump

    11/10/2016 10:54:43 AM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 4 replies
    My Fertile Brain ^ | Uncle Miltie
    Global Warming elected Trump. How? By moving the coal-producing PA and OH states from D to R. Coal is a key product of PA and OH (1, 2) 0bama planned to shut down the coal industry without Congress' approval (3). Clinton agreed: "Hillary Clinton Promise: 'We’re Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners and Coal Companies Out of Business'"(4). In 2012, 0bama won OH by about 100K votes (5), and PA by about 290K (6). In 2016, Trump won OH by about 454K votes (7), and PA by about 66K votes (8). That means OH switched about 554K votes...
  • Paris withdraws plans for carbon tax on coal

    10/24/2016 9:26:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Oct 24, 2016 | By Valéry Laramée de Tannenberg | Journal de l'environnement | Translated By Samuel White
    Pressure from the miners’ and energy workers’ union CGT forced the French government to back down on extending the carbon tax to coal-fired power stations. EurActiv’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.French governments have always struggled to tax emissions from coal. In 2009, François Fillon had to abandon the idea after his plans were struck down by the Constitutional Council. This time, the plan has been sunk by the country’s biggest union of miners and energy workers. On 25 April, President François Hollande announced the introduction of a minimum quota price for greenhouse gas emissions from combustion power stations. “This price...
  • Judge rules EPA must evaluate its impact on coal industry

    10/18/2016 3:28:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2016 5:12 PM EDT
    A federal judge in West Virginia has ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reverse decades of regulatory practice and begin continually evaluating how many power plants and coal mining jobs are lost because of air pollution regulations. […] Murray Energy Corporation brought this challenge years ago, joined by most of the companies mining coal underground. Thirteen states support the suit, which blames the EPA for the coal industry’s declining fortunes. …
  • Elon Musk Strikes Back At Big Coal

    10/11/2016 2:44:03 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 16 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-10-2016 | Irina
    Tesla’s Elon Musk struck back at Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., after the latter called Tesla “a fraud” in an interview. In a tweet, Musk said the real fraud was denying “climate science” and went on to add that the subsidies Murray spoke against in his interview with CNBC were pennies on the dollar, unlike what Big Coal gets from the government. The reason Murray lashed out at Tesla, which was in an interview with CNBC, was because the company, according to him, had failed to generate a profit despite the subsidies it receives, but he went...
  • Feds Thinking About Killing 31,000 Mining Jobs To Protect A Chicken

    10/08/2016 5:26:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 10/08/2016 | Andrew Follett
    A new report has government officials considering setting 10 million acres of across six states in the American west off limits to mining and development to protect the chicken-like Greater Sage Grouse, which is not an endangered species. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report found that much of the Sage Grouse’s habitat sits on top of extremely valuable deposits of minerals including gold, copper, lithium, silver, uranium and many others. The USGS report means that the government’s most restrictive grouse protection plan could kill even more than 31,000 jobs and lead to more than $5.6 billion in reduced annual economic...
  • In the heart of Trump country

    10/05/2016 10:52:06 PM PDT · by AzNASCARfan · 3 replies
    The New Yorker | Oct. 10 issue | Larissa MacFarquhar
    Link only, we are not allowed to post The New Yorker stuff here... Very interesting article about Logan County West Virginia voters
  • Can Donald Trump Really Save U.S. Coal?

    09/27/2016 2:12:33 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 20 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 27-09-2016 | Bill Leonard
    On September 22, Donald Trump reaffirmed his intent to revive the American coal industry--without many details on how to do it. What influences the price and demand for coal? Can Donald Trump influence the forces behind these market drivers? We nominate these four factors as the most important drivers of coal prices: production and demand for steel, because the coal industry sells and exports metallurgical coal used in steel production; demand for electricity, insofar as much electricity is still generated from coal; Chinese government interference in the steel and metallurgical coal markets, because China is the world's largest steel producer...
  • In this W.Va. coal town, there’s little debate over presidential race

    09/26/2016 3:35:07 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 22 replies
    WV Metro News ^ | September 26, 2016 | Brad McElhinny
    WHARTON, W.Va. — In the coal community of Clinton Camp, not many are in Clinton’s camp. “Nobody likes Hillary around here,” said 77-year-old retired coal miner Darrell Bower, who was watering his lawn last week. “Everybody in my family and everyone I know is going to vote for Trump.” Millions of Americans are expected to tune in tonight to the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, the least-liked presidential candidates ever. In Clinton Camp, an unincorporated area of Wharton where the homes were constructed as a coal camp in the late 1940s, not...
  • The EPA’s “Power Plan” Is An Unlawful Power Grab

    09/23/2016 6:30:37 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marlo Lewis
    The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument next Tuesday, September 27 on the Environmental Protection Agency’s so-called Clean Power Plan. The centerpiece of resident Obama’s climate policy agenda, the Plan establishes first-ever carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards for “existing” (already built) coal and natural gas power plants. The Plan will increase consumer energy prices and impede job and GDP growth yet have no discernible effect on global temperatures or sea levels. However, that’s not why the Court should strike it down. The Court should overturn the Plan because it is an unlawful power grab. The Plan will...
  • Clinton Action Demonstrates Support for Coal Miners

    09/17/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 68 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | September 8, 2016 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    America’s coal miners have sacrificed much for our nation, and we have an obligation to support them and their families. Unlike Donald Trump who says he’s with us but has nothing to show beyond the bluster, Hillary Clinton has our back. She proved it with a detailed $30 billion plan to revitalize coal communities, while Donald Trump says ‘trust me.’ She is proving it again today with her support of the Miners Protection Act. From the bargaining table to the ballot box, working people know who stands with us, not by words, but action.
  • Why Coal Will Matter in the Fall Election

    09/15/2016 4:48:57 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 15 Sep 2016 | Terry Jarrett
    Just when Hillary Clinton’s “deplorables” comment set a new low for insensitivity, we saw another real zinger this week from former Clinton White House staffer William Galston. In a smug Wall Street Journal op-ed, Galston deemed the “war on coal” a claim perpetuated by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reinforce the coal community’s perceived “victimhood.” Meanwhile, back on Planet Earth, a few things have happened: + In 2008, President Obama promised, “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” + The president’s subsequent MATS rule shut down at least 33 GW...
  • Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

    09/13/2016 1:02:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 13, 2016 | Salena Zito
    CHARLEROI, Pa.—Angela LeJohn is 49, has worked at a local energy company for nine years, and loves it. A registered Democrat, she never once voted for a Republican and never expected to entertain such a thought—not even in a local election—until this year. “The short of it is that I am looking at this election through self-preservation,” she explained. “I love my job, I love that I only live three miles from work, I love that who I work for contributes to a stable life, and I love that my community is holding on because of the trickle effect Lee...
  • [22 Secconds News Video Clip] Bill Clinton Mocks “The Coal People” Who Oppose Hillary

    09/09/2016 2:47:58 PM PDT · by GilGil · 81 replies
    ABC News via GOP War Room YOUTUBE ^ | Published on September 9, 2016 | ABC via GOP War Room YOUTUBEBill Clinton
    Bill Clinton Mocks “The Coal People” Who Oppose Hillary
  • Bill Clinton Mocks ‘The Coal People’ In West Virginia, Kentucky For Supporting Trump

    09/09/2016 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 64 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 9,2016 | CHRISTIAN DATOC
    Speaking in Homewood, PA on Friday, Bill Clinton criticized the “coal people” in West Virginia for supporting Donald Trump .“We all know how [Hillary’s] opponent has done well down in West Virginia and eastern Kentucky,” the former president told the crowd at the Greater Pittsburgh Coliseum. “The coal people don’t like any of us [Democrats] anymore.” Clinton added that “they all voted for me. I won twice, and they did well.” “They blame the president when the sun doesn’t come up in the morning now.”
  • Miners rally for bill to protect health, pension benefits

    09/09/2016 7:44:46 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 9 replies
    WDAM ^ | 9/8/16 | MATTHEW DALY
    Thousands of unionized mine workers and supporters rallied at the Capitol Thursday to push for a bill that would protect health-care and pension benefits for about 120,000 former coal miners and their families. "We're here today to demand that the right thing be done!" thundered Cecil Roberts, president of the United Mine Workers of America, which organized the rally. "Keep the promise and pass the bill." ...Separately, Democrat Hillary Clinton announced her support for the measure, which would affect retired miners and their families in all 50 states, especially West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Virginia and Alabama. ......
  • The poverty-stricken US community where most people hate Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 7:25:53 AM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    itv.com ^ | Sep. 8, 2016 | Jamie Roberton
    It is difficult to imagine such levels of poverty existing in the most powerful nation on earth - but it does in McDowell County, West Virginia. Abandoned shops, closed schools and neglected homes are visible on almost every corner in every distressed community. Whole families are plagued by the consequences of unemployment and widespread drug abuse. The average life expectancy for men is 64 - the same as Namibia.But it was not always like this. McDowell was once a hustling and bustling town, thriving off the riches of the coal industry. The reliance on one industry proved fatal and...
  • AP Exclusive: Defying Downturn in Coal, 2 New Mines Planned

    09/07/2016 10:01:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 6, 2016 | Mead Gruver, The Associated Press
    Mines are closing and the coal industry is facing a run of bankruptcies and other bad news, but a company backed by a $90 million investment is defying conventional wisdom by preparing to open two new mines in Appalachia, the hardest-hit coal region. The mines in West Virginia and Virginia will create some 400 jobs in counties where unemployment ranges close to three times the national average, Ramaco Development CEO Randall Atkins told The Associated Press. "It's a fairly big deal, frankly, for southern West Virginia," Atkins said....
  • Obama Kept His Promise, 83,000 Coal Jobs Lost And 400 Mines Shuttered

    09/05/2016 12:49:47 PM PDT · by PROCON · 63 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | Sep. 5, 2016 | Andrew Follett
    This Labor Day, America has 83,000 fewer coal jobs and 400 coal mines than it did when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, showing that the president has followed through on his pledge to “bankrupt” the coal industry. A 2015 study found the coal industry lost 50,000 jobs from 2008 to 2012 during Obama’s first term. During Obama’s second term, the industry employment in coal mining has fallen by another 33,300 jobs, 10,900 of which occurred in the last year alone, according to federal data. Currently, coal mining employs 69,460 Americans, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Much of...
  • [California] Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill banning state funds for coal projects

    08/26/2016 10:19:25 PM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 40 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 08/26/2016 | David DeBolt
    SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown took a strong stand against coal on Friday, approving an East Bay lawmaker's bill to ban state funding for coal-related projects. In signing state Sen. Loni Hancock's bill, the governor also praised the Oakland City Council for voting to ban transportation of the ore through its city and encouraged other cities to do the same. "Other localities should follow suit -- and the state should, too -- to reduce and, ultimately, eliminate the shipment of coal through all California ports, Brown wrote in a signing message.
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Where Has THIS Trump Been? The emergence of a serious presidential contender.

    08/21/2016 2:12:11 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 82 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 08/21/2016 | ROSS KAMINSKY
    Thee political world is all atwitter following Donald Trump’s statement last Thursday in Charlotte, North Carolina that, “believe it or not,” he regrets having said “the wrong thing” in the past, “particularly where it may have caused personal pain,” a list which might include Heidi Cruz, Megyn Kelly, and Ghazala Khan. I was less astonished than most, however, because I noticed a substantial and important change in Mr. Trump’s campaigning more than week earlier. Although I mentioned it during my radio show, it seemed to go mostly unnoticed in the broader media, perhaps because of justifiable initial skepticism. In Abingdon,...
  • Trump Leads Clinton by 5+ Points in the Key Battleground State of Pennsylvania

    08/21/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 155 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 21, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has surged to a 5-point lead over democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the key battleground state of Pennsylvania as per a latest poll.