BS. Natural gas has not been ramped up. Oil fracking has been - which has the by-product of natural gas. big oil likely stuffed Obama's pockets to shut down coal fired plants and have the EPA implement these ridiculous emission standards so they could get more $$$ from a by-product of oil production.
The environazis like the sierra club have publicly issued a "Thank You" to barry for his help in promoting their campaign called "Beyond Coal".
So barry would not be better off if he reneged on his policy of bankrupting the coal industry. But certainly America would be better off if barry and the sierra club left and settled in Kenya.
As strange as it seems, I agree with you. Obama has energy policies, such as subsidizing solar, windpower, hamster power etc, that are disastrous for the economy. Affordable and reliable energy is the foundation of any economic recovery. Obama's war on coal is just another indication that Obama is clueless.
The idea that NG will crush coal is absurd. NG is neither cheap nor plentiful.