When campaigning for the 2008 presidential race, Obama promised to bankrupt anyone who wanted to operate a coal fired power plant. EPA officials have admitted that the administrations efforts will destroy jobs in West Virginia and Pennsylvania (i.e., coal country). So how is that plan going? I came across this article, which described the forced closure of the OhioAmerican coal mine:
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. …Obama doesn't care about anyone that can't afford to attend one of his expensive fund-raisers, and certainly not blue collar workers. Whether he intends it or not, his only contribution to the world is to create chaos. From the uncertainty as to economic policy, his war on coal and oil, the way he handled the U.S. withdraw from Iraq and his handling of Afghanistan, to his support of the Muslim Brotherhood, forcing ObamaCare on the country, and divisive race baiting, all he does is create hate and chaos.
“At its peak, OhioAmerican employed 239 local people in high-paying, well- benefited jobs,” said Mr. Stanley T. Piasecki, General Manager and Superintendent. “University studies show that our Mines can create up to eleven (11) secondary jobs in our communities, for store clerks, teachers, etc., to serve our direct employees. Thus, if one uses the eleven (11) to one (1) multiplier, the Obama Administration has destroyed 2,868 jobs in eastern Ohio with this forced Mine closure,” stated Mr. Piasecki.
“This is a sad day for all of us, and particularly Mr. Robert E. Murray, the Founder of OhioAmerican,” said Mr. Piasecki. “He is so distraught that he came to the Mine and personally announced the layoffs to each of the employees,” he added.
“Mr. Murray created OhioAmerican, and our production began in May, 2007,” said Mr. Piasecki. The Mine was intended to last for at least ten (10) years. Now we have been forced by our own Country’s President and his followers and supporters to permanently close the operation,” added Mr. Piasecki.
“There will be additional layoffs, not only at Murray Energy, but also throughout the United States coal industry due to Mr. Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ and the destruction that it has caused to so many jobs and families in the Ohio Valley area and elsewhere,” said Mr. Murray. “Both Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden stated that there would be ‘no coal in America’ prior to their elections,” said Mr. Piasecki. “They are making good on their intentions while they destroy so many lives and family livelihoods in this area for no benefit whatsoever,” he concluded.