Renewable energy has less adverse environmental impact. Bag holders can crawl under a rock, but cannot hide. Polluters and frackers will be flushed out.
Exxon, Mobil and the big boys are Frackin away to drive the coal industry to it's Knees.
It's an insane Soul Train. Downtown Local, all aboard !! Bagholders, watch the closing doors.
Coal is a Chinese takeout business. Chinese buy up land in Virginia, and take the coal out. Back to China.
Republican morons in Virginia are losers or on trial. Coal stooges love Rolexes.
Obama is your ruler and master. The coal industry is a Chinese take out business. They take it out of the country.
Huge strip mine operations. Cheap labor. They can wait like vultures for desperation to set in. And land grab for pennies on the dollar. ANR will know when to fold em, when the well runs dry. IMHO
its time to prosecute frackers and strip miners and shareholders who poison groundwater and destroy mountains and forests.
Big pharma ruined the country. Doctors push drugs and are the leading cause of death in the usa. obamacare integrates natural medicine into hospital protocols. Big money from big pharma is used to influence right wing obama haters like you. big pharma is trying desperately to make you a drug addict. they will spend billions to make you think obama is the cause of your problems. Big pharma wants obamacare to die. Wake up and smell the coffee.
The strip mining operations are likely to be shut down next year due to lowered demand and the fact that the easy coal is gone. Anything left is tough to mine. Tough mining is dangerous, and the safety rules are strict.
The boys have to carry heavy gear for safety. The rule makers in Congress never carried this gear around for even 10 minutes, so they don't know what it's like all day to sweat and break your back.
Fuel cells are America's future for power generation. Fuel Cell Power generation needs political support and funding from the dysfunctional idiots in Congress who run America from Washington. During the recess in Congress, visit your local office and let them know what a bunch of morons they are. Without a national energy policy related to fuel cells powered by natural gas, the USA is doomed to slow extinction as a major power. Tell Congress and Boehner "don't sue yourself, screw yourself." At the twist of the Screw, it slides to 2. My name is Johnny Bash. The C got changed to B after the cash left town.
Your theory overlooks a downturn in the broader markets. This turd will be squished like dog poop under your shoe. You might get lucky by stepping in XXXX. Then again, the dice may roll against you. It may slide to 2 at the twist of the Screw. My name is Sue, how do you do ? My real name is Johnny Bash, not Johnny Cash.
The cash is getting burned, so are the shareholders. I bash the destruction of our mountains and the poisoning of our local streams and rivers. Congress has a role to provide job training such as welding to displaced miners. Train them in a new trade and let the mountain destruction come to a slow grinding standstill. Teach them to install solar panels on residential roofs. Natural gas will power America's electric plants. Fuel cells the size of a breadbox will generate residential electricity in the future. Congress is slowing America's progress due to special interests. Congress Clowns want big payments in millions to their campaign funds to get anything to the floor for a vote, which amounts to extortion.
Fuel cells will power homes and businesses for electricity. Coal mines are becoming obsolete like pay phones.
Coal is dirty. Technology is King, coal is Queen with her legs spread open.
ANR can't dive to 2 until it leaps out of control. Signs of weakness at the spike will be met with hammering by shorties. Exported coal pollutes the planet. Fuel cells will power America's future. Coal mines are like pay phone booths in the 1980's. Headed for extinction, like the dinosaurs.
Federal Highways has called for an environmental review of the Coalfields Expressway before the project can move forward. This major victory comes as a result of 85,000 people across the country who stood up and expressed concerns about this mountaintop removal project being disguised as a highway.
In recent decades, the West Virginia coal mining industry has been characterized by swift and massive decline. West Virginia coal has a higher energy content than Western coal, by about 50%; thus, prior to 1970, Western coal was mined at a much lower rate, and Appalachian coal was preferred by power plant operators. However, in 1970, the Clean Air Act was passed, and caps were placed on sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions; suddenly, Wyoming coal, with a sulfur content averaging around 0.35%, became widely preferred over Appalachian coal, with its much higher SO2 content. Furthermore, relative to Wyoming coal, West Virginia coal has become much, much more expensive in recent decades, due to depletion of easily mineable reserves and much higher unionization rates, compared with easily mineable coal and very low unionization rates in Wyoming; in 2006, West Virginia coal averaged $45.94 per short ton, compared with $9.03 for Wyoming coal. Due to these rising costs, coal mining companies increasingly practice mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, an extremely ecologically destructive practice that has decimated hundreds of square miles of southern West Virginia.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and is on track to cease operations in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at places like the Grand Canyon.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that the owners of the Navajo Generating Station could either shut down one of the plant's 750-megawatt units or reduce power generation by an equal amount by 2020. The owners would have until 2030 to install pollution controls that would cut nitrogen-oxide emissions by 80 percent.
Protestors shove it up strip mine owners xxxholes.
Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine on July 28 in Boone County, West Virginia, shutting down operations through a series of coordinated lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. In a symbolic challenge to the Obama administration’s failed regulatory policies, the protest targeted the Hobet 45 mountaintop removal mine, which had been granted a widely denounced permit over two years ago.
According to RAMPS, a West Virginia-based grassroots groups that organized the “mountain mobilization” protest as part of a nationwide summer of actions against devastating extraction industry operations, St. Louis-based mine owner Patriot Coal has left behind a legacy of destruction in coal country for both area residents and miners. Patriot filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, which could also affect pension and United Mine Workers of America union contracts.
“The government has aided and abetted the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety regulations. We are here today to demand that the government and coal industry end strip mining, repay their debt to Appalachia, and secure a just transition for this region,” said Dustin Steele of Matewan, West Virginia, in a released statement. The son and grandson of union coal miners, Steele took part in one of the truck lockdowns.
Citing the mounting evidence of the health and humanitarian crises in the coalfields from toxic mining fallout, including a rise in black lung disease and links to birth defects and cancer, the protesters also stationed banners on the mine site: “Coal Leaves, Cancer Stays.”
Al Gore is your friend. He wants clean coal. Bag holders are chumps.