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It looks like the end of an -- New regulations threaten to bring the American coal industry to -- its knees as the administration insists there is no war on coal.
Of course one of them in Callaway is in Brownsville western West Virginia with.
No it won't mind the next time you turn on the light thank you John total port 86000 others still working today who dig the coal.
That fuels 40% of the electricity for the most productive nation mankind has ever known.
My son -- makes his living by storm subcontracting work in the coal industry.
And I have couple grandchildren.
No wonder who's going to West Virginia University right now to -- -- degree -- mining engineering degree here America.
You know hoping -- coal industry will be around.
But the warning signs are ominous the power plant behind him now sits idle as -- -- 130 dollars or 16 of the total of coal fired plants in the US.
The Obama administration has rejected the accusation it is launched a war on cold but it presses ahead with yet more carbon regulation.
The Environmental Protection Agency to put an end to the limitless dumping.
A carbon pollution from our power plants and completely new pollution standards for both new and existing power plants.
That latest proposal to limit greenhouse gases.
Provoked 23 coal state members of congress to accuse the president in this Monday letter of quote circumventing the will of congress which has repeatedly voted against carbon regulations.
-- West Virginia bears the effects of EPA's enforcement unemployment struggling businesses.
And a lower tax rates.
-- -- -- -- -- -- The value of.
-- houses are -- because there is regulators.
-- -- -- -- -- -- Mean if he's -- ask -- for coal mines in West Virginia.
We're gonna end up like dad yeah.
But even here in the heart of coal country opinions are changing.
I believe that the EPA needs more enforcement -- producing more coal than we ever had.
In -- US coal exports have doubled from sixty million tons a year at the start of the Obama administration to 120 million tons today.
-- regulations force the retirement of domestic plants.
Exports of US -- -- ironically fueling our competitors like China which often burn it without pollution controls required here.
But US exports to may be threatened.
One of the reasons that coal exports continue to thrive is that coal export terminals are controlled by the US Army Corps of Engineers and not by the EPA.
Environmentalists are putting tremendous pressure on the Obama administration to change that and if successful they may ultimately mean the end of the fuel that -- America.
Doug thank you.
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