Via The Journal:
After reading that Governor Tomblin is investing $1 million to provide green jobs for former coal miners, I wonder how may workers would just prefer to keep mining coal to feed their families.
Thanks largely to over regulation, coal is not allowed to compete in a fair and open marketplace with other energy sources; so naturally it will often lose out.
Why does President Obama want to end America’s use of coal? Coal is your country’s least expensive and most plentiful energy source to generate electricity.
Families in West Virginia will see their electric bills go up if coal is banned because West Virginia gets 95 percent of its power from coal.
Opponents of coal say that using coal causes global warming. But there has been no statistically significant temperature rise globally in 19 years, despite a 10 percent rise in carbon dioxide levels in this period.
To make matters worse, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan (CPP) will have no measurable impact on global climate. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy admitted this at Congressional hearings. She repeatedly asserted that the primary purpose of the regulation is to set an example for the world to follow. But developing countries have already indicated they will not follow.
It is worrisome for us here in Canada when our primary defender is bent on crippling itself in this way.
See the article here.
- On October 3, 2016