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“OhioAmerican Energy, Inc. (“OhioAmerican”), a Subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation (“Murray Energy”), today announced the closure of its coal mining operations near Brilliant, Jefferson County, Ohio.
Regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees and followers were cited as the entire reason. “Mr. Obama has already destroyed 83,000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity generation in America,” said Mr. Michael T. W. Carey, Vice President of Government Affairs for Murray Energy”…read more
While we all know that natural gas is quickly replacing the coal for producing electricity in America there are more export markets available for our 200-year supply of American coal. And when the EPA backs off, US power plants still have the option of using coal.
President Obama killed the Keystone Pipeline because of environmental concerns, primarily global warming. Canada is going to extract the oil and build a pipeline to supply someone, possibly China, so Obama’s concerns are completely without merit. In the meantime, a secure energy source from an ally and hundreds and thousands of jobs were cut off at the knees.
While hailing new offshore drilling in other parts of the world, such as Brazil, President Obama has squashed efforts for new drilling off-shore and oil exploration on land in America. Following the BP disaster, the moratorium on drilling destroyed 10,000 jobs and cost $1Billion in lost wages.
While the Obama administration “brags” about an increase in drilling, what he doesn’t explain is that most of the “new” drilling is from permits issued during the Bush administration. There is a backlog of permits waiting to be issued. In fact, the Obama administration was found in contempt by a Judge in Florida for not issuing permits in a timely manner.
A new nuclear energy facility has not opened in the US in three decades. One of the reasons is the outdated guidelines and limited capabilities of the Nuclear Regulatory commission.
-19,000 jobs –Gulf drilling moratorium
- 250,000 jobs – threatened by Obama’s war on carbon & hazardous air pollutants targeting coal-fired plants
-800,000 jobs – threatened by Obama administration Boiler MACT regulation
- 7,300,000 – threatened by Obama’s proposed ozone regulation
+ 131,0000 – potential jobs for construction of Keystone Pipeline
+280,000-potential jobs for gas shale extraction in NY, OH, PA, WV alone.
+1,200,00 – potential jobs for expanded off-shore drilling
Did I mention gas prices? More energy produced in America = Less Pain at the Pump. Period.