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War on Coal

The Obama Administration has declared a "War on Coal" and are set on shutting down coal plants throughout the country. Many coal plants will not be able to follow Obama’s onerous emission standards. Coal accounts for 40% of our nation’s electricity and allows electricity prices to remain stable and reasonable. America needs our coal industry and the Republican Party will fight for its success.


Research

Obama’s War On Coal Continues To Hurt Workers

- September 17, 2012

Announced Just Last Week, Patriot Coal Will Lay Off 250 Employees And Contractors At Three Mines In Central Appalachia. "Patriot Coal Corp., the coal producer that filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this year, is making additional production cuts at three mines in Central Appalachia and laying off 250 employees and contractors."... Continue Reading »

Research

It Didn't Work For Coal In Ohio

- August 21, 2012

The EPA's Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) Requires Coal And Oil Fired Power Plants To Reduce Pollutant Emissions By Requiring Lower Mercury And Other Toxic Emissions. "That change, called the Maximum Achievable Control Technology, or MACT, rule requires that coal- and oil-fired power plants reduce pollutant emission rates significantly. The rule, which operates under the Clean Air Act, does not stipulate a lower level of carbon output. But by requiring lower mercury and other toxic emissions, it would reduce carbon as well."... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Plan To Bankrupt And Block Coal Is Doing Fine

- August 14, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said That His Program Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants. OBAMA: "So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can - it's just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted."... Continue Reading »

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OBAMA’S KEEPING UP HIS WAR ON COAL AT THE EXPENSE OF JOBS

- August 1, 2012

While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said He Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants With New Greenhouse Gas Rules. OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”... Continue Reading »

Research

The Big Fail: Summer Of Despair For Coal

- July 24, 2012

Under The Obama Administration, 111 Coal Power Plants Have Closed In The Past Two Years. “But in the past two years, an increasing number of coal-powered electricity plants across the country have announced closures. Estimates vary, but banking and industry analysis firm Credit Suisse put expected and known closures for 2009-2012 at 111 plants, that's one-fifth of the nation's nearly 500 coal plants.” ... Continue Reading »

Press Release

RNC Web Video: “Nice Try, Joe: You’re Not Foolin’ Coal Country”

- May 18, 2012

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is out with a new web video "Nice Try, Joe: You're Not Foolin' Coal Country" as Vice President Biden wrapped up his anti-American energy jobs tour in Ohio. After getting a cold response from local workers, Joe Biden "evolved" his position in favor of coal energy. The people of Ohio understand the importance of coal to heat their home and provide countless jobs, even if the administration is just going to pay lip service to coal for votes.... Continue Reading »

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