I am beyond myself at the tactics of this Administration to stop coal mining. The EPA has issued orders to Georgia based electricity producers to upgrade their plants for coal fired production. The cost, $19,000,000. What does this do? It inspires them to look for alternative energy sources, perhaps like Solyndra which cost taxpayers nearly $500,000,000.
Other green energy grants cost just as much. How can we stand by and watch our employees ruin our economy? We elect these people and the financially rape us. I grew up with coal and it provides many jobs. I liken it my days in combat. For every trooper on the ground busting caps in wars our politicians send us to there are 20 support personnel backing us. Think about the jobs lost that support our miners. Personnel, finance, transport, equipment repair, etc, etc.
It is time for action on anyone relying on coal production to contact their employees and set it straight. This includes all the freeloaders that do not realize when the money runs out, so does the dole.