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An Obama Nation: President’s ‘War On Coal’ Forces Mine To Lay Off Workers, 204 Coal-Fired Plants To Close By 2014


Look on the bright side. Thanks to Obama’s energy policies, more coal miners out of work means fewer kids will be getting a lump of coal in their stocking for Christmas …

By Geoff Liesik – “EAST CARBON, Carbon County — A Utah coal company owned by a vocal critic of President Barack Obama has laid off 102 miners.

The layoffs at the West Ridge Mine are effective immediately, according to UtahAmerican Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Murray Energy Corp. They were announced in a short statement made public Thursday, two days after Obama won re-election.

The layoffs are necessary because of the president’s ‘war on coal,’ the statement said. The slogan is one used frequently during the election by Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray, who was an ardent supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In its statement, UtahAmerican Energy blames the Obama administration for instituting policies that will close down ‘204 American coal-fired power plants by 2014’ and for drastically reducing the market for coal.

‘There is nowhere to sell our coal, and when we can, the market prices are far lower,’ the statement said. ‘Without markets, there can be no coal mines and no coal jobs.'” Read more.

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  1. 11/17/2012 at 2:25 PM

    Do you think people will ever realize just what they’ve done? I’m not so sure. But of one thing I’m sure, we’re in big trouble.

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  2. genomega1
    11/17/2012 at 2:39 PM

    Reblogged this on News You May Have Missed and commented:
    n Obama Nation: President’s ‘War On Coal’ Forces Mine To Lay Off Workers, 204 Coal-Fired Plants To Close By 2014

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