Why Does Obama Want To Shut Down the Coal Industry?

Articles: Crony Capitalism and Obama’s Anti-Coal Crusade.

Here are a few excerpts from an article written by Ed Lasky, news editor of American Thinker.  You really need to read the whole article to get all the names and how they so neatly fit together.  We got Rham and Bill Ayers just to mention a couple.  Great investigative report Mr. Lasky.

Barack Obama has long sought to bankrupt the coal industry. But, Cook County politician that he is and always will be, the relevant question is: who benefits from his plans wreck a major portion of our economy while also boosting electricity prices across America?

A clue: he and his pals from Chicago have incestuous ties to the one company whose prospects will be boosted by Obama’s policies.

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He told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle on January 17, 2008 of his plans:

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.

That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches.

The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a (sic) ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it.

So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can.

It’s just that it will bankrupt them.

He also promised that under his plans to transform the energy industry “electricity prices would necessarily skyrocket.”

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He has used his executive power to seal off vast areas of federal land from coal mining. 

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Lisa Jackson, the head of the EPA, has been his point person in driving this agenda.

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Now we have Barack Obama, his hand-picked appointees and his cronies pursuing policies that will again boost electricity bills and benefit Com Ed and its corporate parent.  A richer Exelon is a happier client for David Axelrod.  While Barack Obama has angered many in the corporate community, rest assured that dollars will flow from the corporate coffers and officers of Exelon to fund Obama’s road to the White House.

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Think about that when you rush to turn off your lights: Obama and his cronies like to keep us in the dark.

Posted by kaj on Mon, 06-13-2011 at 23:05:03

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2 Responses to Why Does Obama Want To Shut Down the Coal Industry?

  1. Pingback: Canada Turns Away Obama’s Old Pal, 1960s Domestic Terrorist Bill Ayers | The Blaze | Raysrope's Blog

  2. August 14, 2012
    DEAR MR PRESIDENT OBAMA:
    IT MAKES NO SENSE TO SHUT DOWN THE COAL INDUSTRY! C OAL POWER IS CHEAP. BACK IN MY YOUNGER DAYS I WORKED IN THE “SCRUBBERS” AT ALCAN ALUMINUM IN OSWEGO, NY. IT PRODUCED A LOT MORE UNHEALTHY SMOKE AND CHEMICAL THAN YOU CAOULD EVER IMAGINE. BUT, IT WAS KEEP UNDER CONTROL AND OUT OF RISK TO THE PUBLIC. THE ENVIRONMENTAL PEOPLE, “THE DEC” CHECKED US OUT ALL THE TIME. WE HAD TO KEEP RECORDS AND CONSTANTLY CHANGING THOSE HUGE FILTER SYSTEMS. WE AND THE DEC TRACKED WHAT WE WERE “NOT” PUTTING OUT INTO THE AIR. THERE ARE WAYS TO FILTER OUT THE DUST AND OTHER COAL PARTICALS THAT GO INTO THE AIR, THAT THESE COMPANIES PRODUCE. PARDON ME IF I’M IGNORANT, BUT, IT’S NOT THE COAL MINES FAULT.
    COAL IS SOO CHEAP. . ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION? ? THE COMPANIES THAT ARE USING COAL,. KEEP PRICES DOWN FOR THE PUBLIC. WE HAVE A COAL BURNIG ELECTRIC POWER PLANT IN ITHACA. IT KEEPS OUR COST DOWN.
    I RECENTLY RETIRED FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY. I WORKED IN THE SOIL AND CROP LAB . THERE ARE NEW INEXPENSIVE TECHNOLOGY DEVICES FOR COAL PLANTS TO USE. IT’S UP TO OUR GOVERNEMT TO HELP PUT THESE DEVICES IN PLACE AT A MINIMAL COST TO THE MANUFACTURES.
    CAN YOU IMAGINE THE MAGNITUDE OF SHUTTING THE COAL PLANTS DOWN? NOT ONLY THE COAL INDUSTRY BUT THE PLANTS AND COMPANIES THAT USE COAL AND OTHERS WOULD BE EFFECTED.
    YOU SAY THE MINES ARE DANGEROUS? WE HAVE HAD LESS ACCIDENTS IN THE COAL MINES NOW, THAN EVER BEFORE AND LESS FATALITIES OR INJURIES THAN THE NATURAL GAS OR PROPANE INDUSTRY.
    GIVE ME A BRAKE. WHO IS KIDDING WHO? IS SOMEONE BEING BOUGHT? IT SOUNDS FISHY TO ME.
    WE NEED THE COAL FOR OUR ECONOMY!
    SIGNED,
    A WELL DESERVED RETIREE

    IN TOMPKINS COUNTY, IN THE GREAT STATE OF NEW YORK.

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