Tuesday, January 18, 2011

It Has Begun: Obama Starts Destroying The Coal Industry

President Obama has failed to destroy the coal industry through passage of Cap-and-Trade legislation. That hasn't blunted his resolve to accomplish that goal. He controls the regulatory branch of government.

FOX News reported:
In the aftermath of the November elections, many political pundits predicted that the once-unchecked Obama legislative machine would turn it's energies to federal rulemaking as a way to circumvent Republicans on Capitol Hill. And the EPA’s decision last week suggests that those forecasts were spot-on.

Much to the consternation of the West Virginia delegation in Congress, the coal industry, and the working people of the Mountain State, the agency took the unprecedented step of revoking a mining permit that it had issued four years ago to Arch Coal’s Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, West Virginia.

The revocation prompted unusually harsh responses from West Virginia's two Democratic Senators.

Here is the audio where Barack Obama claimed his policies would destroy the coal industry.

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