EPA not killing COAL
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Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#21 Jun 17, 2012
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#22 Jun 17, 2012
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#23 Jun 17, 2012
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#24 Jun 17, 2012
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#25 Jun 17, 2012
Laughing

Pikeville, KY

#26 Jun 17, 2012
Do What wrote:
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If you read the story, it's an editorial, just an opinion of the writer. Of course coal cannot compete against natural gas when the government is artifically manipulating the rules in favor natural gas and against coal using the EPA and MSHA to drive up the cost of producing coal. Government needs to stay out of the way and let the market determine which fuel source is best to use.
Absolutely, lets get government out of the picture and let all of you idiots who are against government give up your safety regulations. If you are stupid enough to want MSHA, and other government regulations gone then you obviously don't work in the coal mines. How many mens lives would be lost without those government regulations. Also, not everyone wants to live in a nasty, coal dust covered area. Some of us actually appreciate the EPA and regulations. You could not pay me enough money to go underground without the MSHA regulations in place. I really enjoy living and without those regulations many men would be would killed. The regulations are not going to go away regardless of who is president. The EPA and MSHA have been around for years and will continue to be around for years. Work by the regulations like the mines in the West and you will not have a problem.
Laughing

Pikeville, KY

#27 Jun 17, 2012
Idea wrote:
Why dont the US Goverment give the Utilities a tax break to cover the cost of installing scrubbers?
Wont happen they want to kill coal.
You might want to do some research. Utility companies already get government dollars, and tax breaks.

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#28 Jun 18, 2012
Rough Divide wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?f eature=endscreen&NR=1& v=Ja7xdwoL-Zc
The videos were made, bought and paid for by the mine owners and operators.

Your point?

They would still rather bitch, moan, and complain than actually DO something to help themselves AND the people who WORK for them.

They'd rather skirt and/or ignore the rules that are put in place for the safety of ALL than help make things better.

So, what's you're point?
Bad Days

Phelps, KY

#29 Jun 18, 2012
Do What wrote:
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If you read the story, it's an editorial, just an opinion of the writer. Of course coal cannot compete against natural gas when the government is artifically manipulating the rules in favor natural gas and against coal using the EPA and MSHA to drive up the cost of producing coal. Government needs to stay out of the way and let the market determine which fuel source is best to use.
There has never been a free market.Business has always bought and paid for our politics in the form of lobbiest.Oil companies have got subsidies of tax dollars for many many years while big profits go in the pockets of the execs.The same goes on when the country tries to help a company like solyndra the oil companies and their political friends cry foul.America needs to wake up.We are alowing our politicians and the rich corporations to control us when its a government for the people by the people.Not a government for the rich only.No company should get any tax dollars lobbing congress for special favors should be a crime.The epa should stop polution even if it causes some company not to be able to profit.

“I apologize....... not really”

Since: Feb 11

Orlando Florida

#30 Jun 18, 2012
Coal can be a relatively clean energy source if the right equipment is in place at the generation plants. It's a gamble when energy companies make the investment to install this equipment because the EPA could introduce new legislation any time to make the clean air standards stricter. If this happens then the millions of dollars spent on scrubbers and other "clean coal" technology is wasted.
On the other hand, natural gas prices fluctuate unpredictably and could skyrocket if coal is effectively eliminated as an option.
We need a balance between natural gas and coal in order to ensure that we can still afford to pay our power bills with as little an impact on the environment as possible.
I don't know enough about either fuel source to come up with a solution but our government has the resources to find the "middle ground" that works in our favor. We know they can. It's a question of whether or not they will.
I just don't have a lot of faith in our politicians to do the right thing. This is all a big song and dance where billions of dollars are at stake. We shall see how it works out and we should all pay close attention.

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