I'm sure you've looked at the 1- 2- and 3- year charts and they show a mixed message, with AGHP doing much better in the short term. They only have a 42% ownerhsip of ARLP, but it appears as though - the yield notwithstanding - that AGHP may be the better investment in terms of stock appreciation.
He said he wants to pass cap and trade. He said if someone wants to build a new coal plant they can, but it would bankrupt them (because of the charges from cap and trade). He didn't say anything about it bankrupting existing plants (because they don't have the expense of paying for an expensive new plant). He went on to say "But this notion of no coal, I think, is an illusion. Because the fact of the matter is, is that right now we are getting a lot of our energy from coal. And China is building a coal-powered plant once a week. So what we have to do then is figure out how can we use coal without emitting greenhouse gases and carbon. And how can we sequester that carbon and capture it." Capturing and sequestering the coal would eliminate any charges from cap and trade. So, no bankruptcies. Of course cap and trade hasn't been passed, so for the time being, nevermind. Finally, Obama never said anything about WANTING to bankrupt coal. He want to eliminate or reduce the pollution it's causing. Clean-coal technology, if it ever exists, would make everybody happy.