Obama’s war on coal continues

| August 12 2012
Christopher Cook

The only way Obama isn’t a smoking wreck by now is because he has a mainstream media apparatus utterly devoted to his defense. The occasional sop to a feigned objectivity notwithstanding, the press’s goal is not to report news with any evenhandedness, but rather to get Obama reelected. Without that cover, no president would still be polling as well as Obama is, after doing what obama has done.

One  example of the Obama  administration’s war on jobs, the economy, business, employers, families’ bottom lines, and liberty is his War on Coal:

Facing declining demand for electricity and stiff federal environmental regulations, coal plant operators are planning to retire 175 coal-fired generators, or 8.5 percent of the total coal-fired capacity in the United States, according to an analysis by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

A record-high 57 generators will shut down in 2012, representing 9 gigawatts of electrical capacity, according to EIA. In 2015, nearly 10 gigawatts of capacity from 61 coal-fired generators will be retired.

While many of those coal plants are old and relatively inefficient, the scope of this new planned shutdown is unprecedented.

“The coal-fired capacity expected to be retired over the next five years is more than four times greater than retirements performed during the preceding five-year period,” EIA noted in the analysis.

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