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‘Obama Is Killing Coal Like He Killed Osama’

From The Hill:

Mine union boss: Coal industry could suffer same fate as bin Laden

By Andrew Restuccia – 04/04/12

The coal industry will suffer the same fate as Osama bin Laden under new climate regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency, the head of the United Mine Workers of America said this week.

“The Navy SEALs shot Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and Lisa Jackson shot us in Washington,” Cecil Roberts, president of the powerful union, said during an interview Tuesday on the West Virginia radio show MetroNews Talkline.

Apparently, the so-called environmental groups give more money and time to the Democrat Party than the mine unions do.

But will the United Mine Workers think twice about making donations and ringing doorbells for the Democrats now?

Roberts blasted Jackson, the EPA administrator, over the proposed regulations, which would limit greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. Opponents of the regulations, including Roberts, say the new rules would be the death knell of the coal industry.

New coal-fired power plants would have to install technology to capture carbon dioxide emissions in order to comply with the rules. The technology, known as carbon capture and storage (CCS), “is not commercially available,” Roberts said.

“This rule is an all-out, in my opinion, decision by the EPA that we’re never going to have another coal-fired facility in the United States that’s constructed,” Roberts said.

Not only are we never going to build another new coal fired power plant, Obama and his EPA are busily shutting down the ones we have by imposing impossible regulations on them. As Mr. Roberts noted, they are demanding these plants use technology that is not even available yet.

The union chief used colorful language to underscore his point.

“I noticed this past week the vice president was talking about the campaign and he mentioned that Osama Bin Laden was dead and General Motors was alive,” Roberts said. “He should have gone on to say that the coal industry is not far behind with respect to what happened with Osama Bin Laden.”

This is a perfectly apt analogy, except that Obama was probably reluctant about killing Bin Laden.

While the United Mine Workers of America likely won’t actively oppose President Obama’s reelection bid, Roberts said the new EPA regulation could prevent the union from endorsing the president.

That will show him. But they seem to care more about the success of the Democrat Party than the fate of their own industry and their own union members.

“That’s something that we have not done yet and may not do because of this very reason. Our people’s jobs are on the line,” Roberts said, adding that Obama has “done a lot of great things for the country.”

Name one.

Really, if this doesn’t show the Stockholm Syndrome of lifelong Democrats, we don’t know what does.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 5th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “‘Obama Is Killing Coal Like He Killed Osama’”

  1. P. Aaron says:

    The ‘great things’ Obama does ain’t so great when it affects your industry.

  2. Anonymoose says:

    And unlike oil we have plenty of coal; enough at our current rate to last us a thousand years. Local, in the U.S.

    But we can’t be sufficient or be affordable. The rest of the world doesn’t think it’s okay according to Obama, we can’t be better than anyone else as that would hurt their feelings.

    So lets cripple and hobble our energy and our economy so we end just another third world country. After all, it’s in the name of equality and that’s all that matters, right?

    • AcornsRNutz says:

      Oh, we have plenty of oil too, as well as natural gas. But they are already victims of the EPA/DOE war on energy.

      Now he promised he would ruin coal. Looks like he is going to. Wow, a campaign promise Obama kept to a T. That’s what I call “historical and unprecedented”

  3. wirenut says:

    HAW-haw! The Cannibal and Thief, just bit off more than he can chew! It’s hard to say, SORRY!, when you got a mouthful. HAW!

  4. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Just the latest hit single from “Gnat Killing Coal”, the crooner whose talent is obvious to anyone who takes the time to listen.

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