Will The War On Coal Unplug Obama In November?

May 24, 2012 17:48

As coal use drops, job losses rise and electricity prices skyrocket, an electoral map of the 16 top coal-mining states does not bode well for an administration whose energy policy consists of algae and exploding electric cars. – IBD



From IBD Editorials


Houston-based GenOn Energy Inc. announced plans to close five of its older coal-fired power plants …


Rising energy prices and lack of jobs will play heavily on the administration’s fortunes in November, both affected by the administration’s war on fossil fuels, particularly coal, being waged via regulations by what has become the fourth branch of government — the Environmental Protection Agency.


The good folks at RedState.com have put together a map showing the top 16 coal-producing states and their place on the electoral stage. Together they contain 182 electoral votes.


Steven Miller, president and CEO of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, warns of job losses totaling 1.4 million over the next eight years and a 23% jump in electric rates in states dependent on coal-fired plants due to EPA regulations.

Well, President Obama did promise he would make energy prices “necessarily skyrocket.”


Krauthammer: Obama shuts down coal industry, kills jobs, raises electric rates – offers algae:



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