Adapt or die. Coal is a relic of the past.Shuster: Two more casualties in the 'War on Coal'
July 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Hollidaysburg, said the impact of two Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant closures reaches beyond the coal industry — it impacts anyone who pays electric bills.
FirstEnergy, the Akron, Ohio-based parent company of West Penn Power, announced Tuesday that it plans to close Hatfield's Ferry Power Station in Masontown and Mitchell Power Station in Courtney by Oct. 9.
The closures are due to tightening Environmental Protection air quality standards.
Any suffering as a result of its slow decline due to market forces comes directly from the policy decisions of Republicans who deny science and perpetuate obsolete, destructive technologies.
Want to blame someone for suffering in coal country? Take a look in the mirror, son.