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JTA1986

Glen Cove, NY

#1 Nov 3, 2012
We don't need it !
tna

Paintsville, KY

#2 Nov 3, 2012
JTA1986 wrote:
We don't need it !
if you don't need it then why using electric
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#3 Nov 3, 2012
Okay,If we don't have coal what other kind of industry do we have here is this part of the country that we live in? Are you gonna put some big factories in that no one has heard of? What will we do to feed our kids if we have no coal, or are you one of those people that don't believe in work?
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#4 Nov 3, 2012
And also If we don't need coal, what do we need? Please explain..
huh

Stollings, WV

#5 Nov 3, 2012
Looks like everyones electric is working great....the natural gas plant is awesome!!!
JTA1986

United States

#6 Nov 3, 2012
No I work my 40 just like everyone but need to go or we will never free and we could make more with clean like the wind or something like that would make more jobs then we have now so I say no to coal
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Logan, WV

#7 Nov 3, 2012
tna wrote:
<quoted text>if you don't need it then why using electric
This is one of the dumbest questions I've ever seen someone ask. Seriously, it ranks right up there with "Well if evolution is real, how come there are still monkeys!" And lets not forget the popular "If global warming is real, how come it snows?!"

Step out of your damn bubble from time to time and learn some basic 5th grade Science. Jesus Christ, this area is full of retards.
Solargas

Washington, NC

#8 Nov 3, 2012
I can happaly say I'm off grid using no coal produced electric. I have a 16kw natural gas generator and 2Kw of solar panels. Charge my battery bank during the day free electric all nigh. Generator is a backup. I do have gas royiltys but just choice not to run it.
wondering

Paintsville, KY

#10 Nov 3, 2012
I'm not saying the gas powered plant wont work, I think that it may be a great thing, but in the last year how many coal mining jobs has this area lost? Is the gas powered plant going to give all those people jobs? I don't think so, there is none of my family employed by a coal mine, but I have got enough since to know that without coal severence money there will be no other jobs in this area for very long. All I'm saying is get us some more industry in here, then they can take the strip mines out, that way everyone is happy and working.
huh

Stollings, WV

#11 Nov 3, 2012
Convert COAL to OIL....saving mining jobs!!!

Superheat tons of coal to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Add steam and oxygen, and increase the pressure in a gasification reactor. These are classified by: the type of reaction bed (fixed, entrained, or fluidized), the operating pressure (pressurized or atmospheric), the method of ash removal (as molten slag or dry ash), and the number of stages in the gasifier (1 or 2).

Push the coal through a series of chemical reactions. This results in crushing and separating the coal into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques: particulate removal, tar and oil removal, gas quenching and cooling, and acid gas removal.


Convert 120,000 metric tons of coal into 160,000 barrels of oil a day.

Room for coal and gas in the USA
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Logan, WV

#12 Nov 3, 2012
huh wrote:
Convert COAL to OIL....saving mining jobs!!!
Superheat tons of coal to more than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
Add steam and oxygen, and increase the pressure in a gasification reactor. These are classified by: the type of reaction bed (fixed, entrained, or fluidized), the operating pressure (pressurized or atmospheric), the method of ash removal (as molten slag or dry ash), and the number of stages in the gasifier (1 or 2).
Push the coal through a series of chemical reactions. This results in crushing and separating the coal into valuable substances or waste by any of a variety of techniques: particulate removal, tar and oil removal, gas quenching and cooling, and acid gas removal.
Convert 120,000 metric tons of coal into 160,000 barrels of oil a day.
Room for coal and gas in the USA
Oil production is not a problem. As a matter of fact, it has gone up 8% in the last few years, making the rate we produce it, at an all time high. The reason gas is so expensive is because of the global market, and several other complex reasons.

What you're suggesting to do, will not work at all. Fossil fuels are a nonrenewable energy source. The carbon emissions from converting the coal, would skyrocket. To put that into perspective for those of you that have no idea what that means: if you don't think global warming is real now, you sure as hell will only a few years after the conversion starts.

Most of all, like I said, coal is nonrenewable. Coal is going to be gone by the end of this very century. Every single expert agrees, and even CEOs of mining companies are well aware and acknowledge it.

I don't mean that because power companies are switching over to alternatives, I mean that literally. At the rate it's being mined here and around the world,(China specifically) coal is going to be completely gone from the planet.

Having more mining companies blowing our mountains to hell will not save jobs, it would actually be the death of mining before baby boomers bodies turn cold in their graves.
Solargas

Washington, NC

#13 Nov 4, 2012
It is going to be gone in the next hundred or so years. If we use it all up now, their is nuthing to fall back on. And with the rise of green house gasses we need o find a way to lession our carbon footprint. The rate we use coal burn garbage oil gas it all effects the jetstream causes climate changes floods in preculier weather. Not to mention the pole shift coming up. No one knows how this will effect our atmosphere. Could lead to cattastrophic plate shifts rise in ocean tides. No good for any one.
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Logan, WV

#14 Nov 4, 2012
Solargas wrote:
It is going to be gone in the next hundred or so years. If we use it all up now, their is nuthing to fall back on. And with the rise of green house gasses we need o find a way to lession our carbon footprint. The rate we use coal burn garbage oil gas it all effects the jetstream causes climate changes floods in preculier weather. Not to mention the pole shift coming up. No one knows how this will effect our atmosphere. Could lead to cattastrophic plate shifts rise in ocean tides. No good for any one.
People in coal towns believe that it's just as plentiful as water. While we know for a fact that within 100 years it will be gone, experts now think that day could come as little as 50 years from now.

Every time you talk about what it's doing to our planet, they just call you a tree huger. They see the world in black and white. When you bring up all the evidence of global warming, they say that it's God causing it to kill off all the gays. I mean, if a Tornado in our town, for the first time ever, and 850 mile hurricane, and plant migration will not convince them, what will?
Solargas

Washington, NC

#15 Nov 4, 2012
I worked in the mines for 9 years. I know all about it. I recently got laid off due tO the mine foreman not enforcing the ventilation changes from msha. Or the water quality standards from the EPA. Numbours times warning after warning. Cold hard fact is. While the money is good, it's a deathtrap. Kills wildlife devastates watertables sinks water wells. Causes more devastation that it's worth. It is time for a change. We didn't have the technology to surpass coal for the number one energy producing fuel. Now, we can use cleaner cheaper means of this. We are humans we can evolve further to cope with the "loss" of these high pay high risk mine jobs.
wtf

Roy, WA

#16 Nov 4, 2012
we do not need coal,all the miners are pill heads.ask Jim booth,he sais he cant find miners that wasnt on pills,so get over it ,coal is over with.on the way out .and if mitt romney gets in he will shut all mines down,not making money and i will laugh all day .WITH MY LIGHTS ON
JTA1986

United States

#17 Nov 5, 2012
Right on
EnvironmentalCoa lOrg

Elkview, WV

#18 Nov 5, 2012
You people are so undereducated :/
Coal is a very important resource for everyone, not just the coal miners! If Jim honestly thought coal was a dead end, he wouldn't continue to invest his money into it, now would he? There are cleaner ways to deal with coal! That's what Romney wants to do, unlike Obama!
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Logan, WV

#19 Nov 5, 2012
EnvironmentalCoalOrg wrote:
Coal is a very important resource for everyone, not just the coal miners! If Jim honestly thought coal was a dead end, he wouldn't continue to invest his money into it, now would he?
Jim Booths new coal deal, involves exporting it to a third world county. India. So yes, that is basically him signing the death certificate. Because no one in first, and even second world countries will keep using obsolete energy sources. By the time the contract for India is up, even they will have moved from coal.
EnvironmentalCoalOrg wrote:
There are cleaner ways to deal with coal! That's what Romney wants to do, unlike Obama!
Stop getting your information from photos, with misleading text written on them that gets passed around facebook.

There is no such thing as clean coal. It's nothing more than a PR move from lobbyist. It's like buying fat free cake. It's not real, just a made up phrase.

EPA regulations take almost a decade to go into effect. Here's a hint, Obama was not in the Bush administration. I find it hilarious that Dems dislike Obama for all of his promoting of clean coal (feel free to see for yourself on nonpartisan fact checking sites) and yet Republicans hate him for some made up reason that's not even remotely close to being true.

It's a strange world we live in.
wtf

Roy, WA

#20 Nov 5, 2012
no coal miners, are undereducated.so high on drugs all they can say is .if you hate coal turn your lights out,so retarted.I hate to see people lose their jobs, but coal miners have it coming.only thing in this town coal is suporting is the pill pushers,when they are buying pills to go to work.so get over it and I, wil be sitting nice with my [email protected] lights on ,you dumb a$$ miners,dont cry with black lung ,or say pray for our miners ,when they have cave ins cause, we dont care anymore.
EnvironmentalCoa lOrg

Elkview, WV

#21 Nov 5, 2012
Ignorance! Obviously you people have no sense & think you know it all! Coal will continue to be used for many more years! Face it :) oh btw "what" you need to update your info!!!

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