President Obama wants to shut down 46% of the US electricity supply, because he believes that Mann-made global warming is causing the record cold.
“It seems like everything on the coal industry is under siege, everything is under attack,” he said.
Many miners, particularly in Appalachia, have labeled the administration’s policies the War on Coal. “I just believe the Obama administration has taken a huge impact on the coal industry and Appalachia. Anymore, you just never know from day to day if you are going to have a job or not,” said miner Phillip Conley.
When he was a candidate, President Obama made it clear he was not a friend to coal. In 2008, he told the editorial board at the San Francisco Chronicle: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all the greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
Coal provides 46% of US electricity.
Current NCEP forecast is record cold in New York, Superbowl week.
h/t to Dave G