Monday, October 8, 2012

Barack Obama and Environmentalism - #4278 - EPA Destroyed our Way of Life - Newsmax (2) VIDEO: Coal Miners Get Look of Fear on Faces When Told of Obama's EPA Mine Shutdown - EPA Abuse (3) Radical Environmentalists for Tim Kaine (4) Obama's Abandoned Power Plants - Townhall

Coal country is hurting, and the people who live there want the whole nation to know it. Thousands of miners have been laid off this year across Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia, many with little hope of getting their jobs back as power plants and the coal mines that once fed them shut down. Now the families, friends and business operators who depend on those miners are planning a multi-state show of solidarity they hope will be heard in Washington, D.C., and beyond. "No one really hears our voices down here and knows what's going on," says 28-year-old coal miner's wife Tracy Miller of Keokee, Va. She's working to change that. If all goes as planned, huge crowds wearing miners' stripes and fluorescent "United for Coal" T-shirts will line up Oct. 13 along U.S. Highway 23 from Big Stone Gap, Va., through Paintsville, Ky., and toward Chillicothe, Ohio. They will stretch north on U.S. 119 from Pikeville, Ky., toward Williamson, W.Va. Some call it "Hands Across Coal Country." In Virginia, it's a "Prayer Chain." But everyone knows what it's for: It's to show the rest of America the people behind the headlines from a faraway place.   Read more........ Article contributed by Steve Peters.


Coal Miners Get Look of Fear on Faces When Told Obama's EPA Mine Shutdown - EPA Abuse - It is important to remember as we stand up for our side on this issue that there are many casualties of Obama’s war on coal. And they’re not just names; they’re real people who have no agenda other than to provide for themselves and their families. Here is one of them, Mr. Allen Black. Information on video: (1) Coal provided 45% of U.S. Electricity, is projected to fall to 39% by 2035 (2) Utilities have retired about 112% of U.S. coal fired generating units - since January 2010 (3) New Federal rules to "Prematurely" close 204 coal units in 25 states (4) EPA Regulations will eventually result in closure of "coal plants in Ohio.


Radical Environmentalists for Tim Kaine Today, Tim Kaine received the seal of approval of liberal environmentalist groups The League of Conservation Voters and The Sierra Club for his commitment to their agenda for more regulations and fewer jobs. LCV has been rewarding Tim Kaine by bundling money for his campaign and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in mailings and TV ads attacking George Allen while Tim Kaine tries to hide his record of support for job-destroying environmentalism. Tim Kaine is adding another liberal accolade to his decorated record of advocating for policies that cost Virginians their jobs,” said Emily Davis, spokeswoman for George Allen for U.S. Senate.Tim Kaine has stood shoulder to shoulder with environmentalists to support job-destroying Cap-and-Trade policies, block Virginia offshore drilling, oppose the Keystone Pipeline and champion EPA regulations that will turn Virginia’s coalfield communities into ghost towns. Tim Kaine’s allegiance to environmentalism may win him money, but Virginia families are left with the loss of jobs that put food on the table and with skyrocketing fuel and electricity prices. This is further evidence that Tim Kaine would be a Senator for his Washington allies while George Allen would be a Senator for Virginia.”  Read more..........

Obama's Abandoned Power Plants - Townhall - If voters knew how America's economy would look after two terms of President Barack Obama's administration, Mitt Romney would win in a landslide. In the 2008 campaign, President Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle that the “notion of no coal...is an illusion.” He noted that he favors a cap-and-trade system “[s]o if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.While Obama did not get to implement cap-and-trade, he found other ways to shut down coal burning power plants.......More than 2,000 employees of the coal industry were laid off this year, and that industry expects 10,000 more layoffs in direct and related jobs. In addition, as reported by Human Events, leaked documents from the Obama administration estimates that one rule on water quality requirements will be responsible for an additional 7,000 fired workers. The new regulations are so extreme that, in effect, they require all new power plants must be powered by natural gas, an imperfect fuel.  Read more.........

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