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Well that was an ad by governor Romney released just last week calling out the Obama administration for restrictions on the coal industry.
The -- not alone in this worry on Friday nineteen Democrats crossed the aisle.
To support a Republican bill that rolls back some of the regulations making up what the GOP is calling -- quote war on coal.
Joining me now Mike does.
With president and CEO of the American coalition for clean coal electric.
And Bob Murray who's the CEO of Murray energy and a former coal miner he also posted governor -- And a cool event in Ohio couple weeks ago gentlemen welcome to you.
Thank you probably are what you on this because that this is sort of an untold story what's happening in America right now these masks.
Firings layoffs and roll backs in terms of length of employment or or -- payment.
For coal miners in the coal industry -- -- what.
Due to the war on -- by president Barack Obama no question about it.
Megan it doesn't make any difference whether you're Democrat or Republican you're generally supported him have jobs in the United States not this president.
He has destroyed.
Megawatts of coal fired electricity he -- closed 200.
Coal fired power plants.
-- that is not an issue just for the coal industry.
That is the force at a kilowatt hour electricity that he has destroyed.
While he promotes his 22% -- kilowatt hour wind and solar that gets twenty -- Dollars a kilowatt hour from the taxpayer this man is destroying the economy of the United States of America.
Low cost electricity for people on fixed incomes and he's destroying low cost electricity.
For those who.
Manufacture products to compete in the global marketplace now.
Mike you are -- -- coal industry guy and and but let me tell you what the EPA says in response to -- arguments like the one.
That we just heard from -- it says that look these coal plants are closing and struggling because of competition because there's a cheap in newly abundant supply of natural gas.
And it's the natural market.
Well the war on the Cole has a lot of casualties we saw some of those last week with the layoffs by alpha.
And there are some market forces at play but primarily.
The major force here is the overreaching of an aggressive Environmental Protection Agency led by the president.
And we did a study at -- recently where we showed that it's not just coal miner jobs that are being lost.
But its power plants over 204 power plants are going to be.
Forcefully retired in the next.
Year now what does that mean that means higher -- electricity for individuals for businesses.
Effect it means that there's going to be a scarcity of electricity in parts of the country.
That's enough kilowatts megawatts to.
Power the entire state -- -- how it's over.
Forty states that have less megawatt power -- that we don't have a lot of electricity to waste in this country in the the Environmental Protection Agency the policies that they are promulgating is wasting their electors -- Helped me understand somebody who you know doesn't know much that the coal industry.
How is it because you know President Obama the Democrats would tell us that this these regulations are important to keep.
Our natural resource is clean and healthy and in the old in the end they benefit us all in that way quiet why do you take issue with.
Well his own studies show that the benefit.
Two Americans is a fraction of the cost of the destruction of this entire.
And may get it to human issue to me I know the names of my employees who I've already had to lay off and those that will be laid off.
These people just want to work and honor and dignity and this president is denying that.
It's not the America I cherish.
And the PGA and inner connection that has a quarterly auction that's the thirteen utilities east of the Mississippi River.
Electric power was just -- up for fifteen and sixteen to 800%.
Eight times for fifteen and sixteen what the power costs are an eleven and -- he is going to passport millions of jobs to China.
By destroying low cost electricity in this country for no environmental benefit.
At all just a placate his constituents.
And the radical environmental movement.
Union -- elitists.
And so forth.
I want to talk to you both.
About what what you're hearing from actual you know coal mining -- some people in these coal industries because.
They tend to pop up in that states that are for whatever reason -- -- critical swing states Pennsylvania Ohio and others.
And I want to talk about what you think is gonna have an electoral impact right after -- break don't --
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