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April 23, 2013

I don’t understand President Obama’s idea of wanting to curtail the coal mining industry....

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 12:27 AM

The gas industry is hurting the coal industry.

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Tedeaux

Apr-23-13 4:12 AM

That is hilarious coming from you Chuck! If you can get the coal industry to blame the gas industry and they can both blame the Republican party, well, Chuck will have mastered the skill of propaganda!

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mikekerstetter

Apr-23-13 4:27 AM

The coal industry is being hurt by the almost insurmountable EPA regulations requiring the scrubbing of the exhaust gasses from the burning of coal. That is what makes gas more affordable than coal.

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VinceKnauff

Apr-23-13 5:50 AM

Liberals hate carbon-based energy in all forms.

Nice try there Chuck. But you forgot that Liberals aren't good at satire, so we saw right through that one.

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jeff33

Apr-23-13 5:51 AM

"POLITICS"

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MrShaman

Apr-23-13 6:29 AM

"I don't understand President Obama's idea of wanting to curtail the coal mining industry. Coal mining is profitable and it creates thousands of good jobs and it keeps most of our major power plants running.

He, the President, apparently doesn't know anything about the coal industry." - Al Mills

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Nor, do you.

Coal-exports are at an ALL-TIME-HIGH!!!!

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MrShaman

Apr-23-13 6:32 AM

"The gas industry is hurting the coal industry." - CMReeder

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What BETTER opportunity to commit ALL good American Patriots to a WAR ON GAS??!!!!!

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MrShaman

Apr-23-13 6:43 AM

"That is hilarious coming from you Chuck! If you can get the coal industry to blame the gas industry and they can both blame the Republican party, well, Chuck will have mastered the skill of propaganda!" - Tedeaux

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Now, we "only" need to figure-out how to hide all o' those examples of electricity "creators" converting their plants...from coal, to gas...a blatant-violation AGAINST the status-quo (ensuring "conservative"-investors squeeze every-last-penny outta their assets)...like God had intended!!

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rick424

Apr-23-13 7:02 AM

"The Germans did it during World War II so it isn't new technology."

The Germans today are leading the world in green energies. I guess they figured 70 year old technology ran its course. And Mr Reeder is correct, the gas industry is hurting the coal industry. Has been gone on for years. My parents went form coal to gas in the 60s as most did when coal got expensive and was a pain to use with ashes and all.

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enigma

Apr-23-13 7:34 AM

Chuck, Wrong again. New taxes and regulations are hurting the coal industry. Obama promised to kill coal and he is working at doing just that. Of all the promises to keep, he had to pick that one. All to solve a problem that doesn't exist.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-23-13 7:48 AM

Coal is being strangled by the EPA.

Yes, natural gas is a competitor, but the primary reason for the decline in demand for coal is EPA regulations without congressional approval.

The power generation industry is cutting spending and taking coal plants out of service.

As a result, some coal is being exported, but, like natural gas and oil, there is plenty of coal around the world.

The decline in demand for coal has also led to a decline in demand for rail service.

President Obama promised to put coal-fired plants out of business and he is true to his word.

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 7:51 AM

You people are stupid, the gas industry lobby against the coal industry. They heavily fund environmental groups against the coal industry which is dirtier than gas.

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 7:52 AM

there is many from the gas industry who sit on the EPA boards, state and federal levels. More so the states.

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spike2

Apr-23-13 8:08 AM

Do you like air? There is no clean coal. Gas has it's dangers and pitfalls but is far cleaner than coal.

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nobud74

Apr-23-13 8:25 AM

Why should we curtail production of coal? Why not ramp it up and sell it overseas?

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rick424

Apr-23-13 8:57 AM

Actually nobud that is just what they are doing.

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 9:16 AM

Rick is correct that is what the coal industry is doing, shipping it overseas.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-23-13 9:34 AM

The coal industry is shipping some overseas, but not in quantities that would be anything close to what was domestically purchased in the past.

Overall, the industry is shrinking and liberals love it.

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BornHere

Apr-23-13 10:33 AM

The U.S. coal industry would be struggling even without Obama's pollution rules.

Coal's biggest problem is the recent influx of cheap Natural Gas in the US. 10-2012 Washington Post

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 12:21 PM

"Overall, the industry is shrinking and liberals love it."

You are a jerk Erik. The gas industry loves it more. It would be environmentalists not liberals. But you are jerk about that too.

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BornHere

Apr-23-13 12:42 PM

Mr. Reeder, the Republicans do have their own Environmental group it is called "ConserAmerica", so I guess not all environmentalists are liberals.

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CMReeder

Apr-23-13 1:25 PM

There are conservatives who are concern with the environment, it is not a liberal only movement. Thank you for pointing that out Born.

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rick424

Apr-23-13 1:52 PM

There is Earth Ministries, plus many other religious organizations for the environment. And there many religious organizations combating global warming. Some how the small town Podunk people are not getting the message.

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eriklatranyi

Apr-23-13 5:22 PM

The fable that natural gas is killing coal is completely false.

You do not burn coal one day and use natural gas the next.

It takes a major change in infrastructure even if you have a gas pipeline running near that powerplant.

It takes years to convert.

But the fable eliminates any responsibility by President Obama in this......just like everything else.

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Bufftrev1

Apr-23-13 5:44 PM

Hello Charles.. while thus site is close but has not yet fully jumped the shark, one source of continued enjoyment, for me at least, is to see how transparently obvious it is that the fact that President Obama was soundly reelected continues to irritate Erik to no end..

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