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Friends of Uranium

Nerinx, KY

#61 Jun 8, 2012
PROUD MINERS WIFE wrote:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/w iki/File%3AReclaimed_strip_min e.jpg They do replant , yes it takes years for a tree to regrow but when did a damn tree become more important than a person being able to provide for their family you sorry ass welfare tree hugger! <quoted text>
Where were you when all the Manufacturing went to China?
Daddy War Bucks

Wayland, KY

#62 Jun 8, 2012
PROUD MINERS WIFE wrote:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/w iki/File%3AReclaimed_strip_min e.jpg They do replant , yes it takes years for a tree to regrow but when did a damn tree become more important than a person being able to provide for their family you sorry ass welfare tree hugger! <quoted text>
I don't draw welfare, never did and have made my living without being a coal corporations fool. I have a good life and a secure retirement not in the most remote way related to this dinosaur s#*t you dig. Throw out that welfare crap as the smartass reply to every attack on coal. The problem is intelligent people have seen the hand writing on the wall and did not build their life around the scraps that fall from a coal corporations table...Welfare, yea! get used to it, that is where your dumb holler monkey azz is gonna be..can you say Cheeze!...lol
Tree Hugger

Wayland, KY

#63 Jun 8, 2012
Yes bonifide, certified Sierra Club card carrying Tree Hugger hates coal with a purple passion and will work the rest of my live to destroy it.

Just like the coal corporations have destroyed these mountains and destroyed the water here in East Ky and WVa...He who wins the fight is usually the last man standing, lets see how this turns out!

Not only do you have the EPA but you have the Natural Gas Lobby and the Western Coal Lobby against you..tripple tag team threat...lol

Yes that's right the western coal is low sulfur and in most cases you don't even have to wash it. They can burn it longer than they can burn this dirt you people are selling....lol...I love it, coal corporations sticking it to coal corporations and coal having to compete with natural gas..That is the big out for the EPA and the Politicians, they will say you can always burn Natural Gas because we got a hundred years worth of the stuff..Stupid holler monkey just learned the word tree hugger and it makes you feel good to say it...lol...Better ger Eric to get you a check cheezer cause this coal stuff is gone. Year by year it will decrease down to nothing..nothing left but the memory of it and the destruction it caused....

Have you Hugged a Tree Hugger today!....lol
Hardline

Winchester, KY

#64 Jun 8, 2012
Tree Hugger wrote:
Yes bonifide, certified Sierra Club card carrying Tree Hugger hates coal with a purple passion and will work the rest of my live to destroy it.
Just like the coal corporations have destroyed these mountains and destroyed the water here in East Ky and WVa...He who wins the fight is usually the last man standing, lets see how this turns out!
Not only do you have the EPA but you have the Natural Gas Lobby and the Western Coal Lobby against you..tripple tag team threat...lol
Yes that's right the western coal is low sulfur and in most cases you don't even have to wash it. They can burn it longer than they can burn this dirt you people are selling....lol...I love it, coal corporations sticking it to coal corporations and coal having to compete with natural gas..That is the big out for the EPA and the Politicians, they will say you can always burn Natural Gas because we got a hundred years worth of the stuff..Stupid holler monkey just learned the word tree hugger and it makes you feel good to say it...lol...Better ger Eric to get you a check cheezer cause this coal stuff is gone. Year by year it will decrease down to nothing..nothing left but the memory of it and the destruction it caused....
Have you Hugged a Tree Hugger today!....lol
No, but I screwed one.
Cornered Cat

Pikeville, KY

#65 Jun 8, 2012
Hardline wrote:
<quoted text>No, but I screwed one.
Me too they like wood ?
Think again

Pikeville, KY

#66 Jun 8, 2012
Coal miners and their wives are too blinded by their paychecks to see the damage it is doing to our area. Their money and health will be long gone years down the line and then you can complain about that. Money goes quickly then all you will have left is the environment you helped to destroy. Coal is not the only way to earn a paycheck? Most jobs in the medical field pay really well. Miners get some well-deserved rest and put your wives to work!!! They can help pay for those double wides and Silverados if they can stay out of WalMart long enough!!!
well really

Pikeville, KY

#67 Jun 8, 2012
What hole did you just crawl out from under? Why do you suppose ARH, Kings Daughter, and UK HAVE LAID OFF HUNDREDS? Medical field? Yeah right! Let's hear your next bright idea.
Cornered Cat

Pikeville, KY

#68 Jun 8, 2012
Throw Obama under one of Bidens Trains things will get better ?
Think again

Pikeville, KY

#69 Jun 8, 2012
My next bright idea is for you to wipe the coal dust out of your eyes....And I didn't HAVE to crawl out of a hole. And I feel sorry for anyone that does. The companies are making the big bucks and the men's health will suffer. Black lung ain't a pretty thing!!!
Chill Out

Charleston, WV

#70 Jun 8, 2012
Change is coming and the current radical movement will fade away just like disco and the rubiks cube. This era will be chalked up as One Big Ass Mistake in America's history.
not that simple

Thelma, KY

#71 Jun 8, 2012
Think again wrote:
Coal miners and their wives are too blinded by their paychecks to see the damage it is doing to our area. Their money and health will be long gone years down the line and then you can complain about that. Money goes quickly then all you will have left is the environment you helped to destroy. Coal is not the only way to earn a paycheck? Most jobs in the medical field pay really well. Miners get some well-deserved rest and put your wives to work!!! They can help pay for those double wides and Silverados if they can stay out of WalMart long enough!!!
A lot of businesses in coal country provides services for coal companies so they make their living off of coal companies. And as far as the medical field; if there weren't coal jobs there would be a lot less patients. All of the concern isn't just about coal miners having jobs. A large part of the economy of this area depends upon continued coal mining.
Opinon

Logan, WV

#72 Jun 8, 2012
Daddy War Bucks wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't draw welfare, never did and have made my living without being a coal corporations fool. I have a good life and a secure retirement not in the most remote way related to this dinosaur s#*t you dig. Throw out that welfare crap as the smartass reply to every attack on coal. The problem is intelligent people have seen the hand writing on the wall and did not build their life around the scraps that fall from a coal corporations table...Welfare, yea! get used to it, that is where your dumb holler monkey azz is gonna be..can you say Cheeze!...lol
I would love to meet you in person and say this crap to my face, By all means lease feel free to let me know when you re in town and I ll stop by.
Almost a Girl

Mount Sterling, KY

#74 Jun 8, 2012
Cornered Cat wrote:
<quoted text> Me too they like wood ?
yea! but not little splinters!...lol
I live here

Mount Sterling, KY

#75 Jun 8, 2012
Opinon wrote:
<quoted text>
I would love to meet you in person and say this crap to my face, By all means lease feel free to let me know when you re in town and I ll stp by.
I live here Rambo, I ain't real hard to find. You a keyboard warrior or can you back that S#*t up. I may be a tree hugger but I would rather fight than eat when I'm hungry! Bring it on tough guy! May be kinda embarrassing to get you azz kicked by a tree hugger! Ya gotta walk the walk before you talk the talk, kick my azz then get on here and brag about it...
Concerned

Prestonsburg, KY

#76 Jun 8, 2012
My husband is a hard working man who goes everyday to work to provide for his family. Not everyone is as lucky as others to get a college degree. This however is our only way of putting food on our table & paying the bills. If his job were to shut down, I won't feel bad at all if I have to get a small job to feed my children. Sadly when the coal industry is gone, so will the other buisnesses. How will we afford to pay hospital bills, goto the grocery store, buy gas and make ends meet? Sure the people who dosen't live this, dosen't understand just how vital our coal industries are to our families. Im praying for all the miners who have lost their jobs & are trying to find a way to feed their children & decide on what bills are going to get paid first. Obama, please have mercy on the working man.
Laughing

Virgie, KY

#77 Jun 8, 2012
Scorpio wrote:
<quoted text>You are crazier than hell. If work runs out here, get off of your ass and go where the work is. The state should provide us jobs. Bullshit! I know you a supporter of Obama. Sorry ass person.
Where do you people get that the president is the reason for the slump in coal? Please tell me that. The coal companies are laying people off due to a very weak demand for the product. The utility companies are using more natural gas as their power source. The coal companies planned on exporting coal and that hasn't worked out to well either. The fact is there is no demand for coal. I hate it because it does affect every aspect of the region. But, for gosh people educate yourselves before you start posting. Lack of tied up permits is not the problem. The coal industry cannot get rid of what is on the ground right now. When is the last time you heard of a company laying off workers because they cannot get a permit. They will all tell you they can't sell what they already have stockpiled!
seriously

Manchester, KY

#78 Jun 8, 2012
Wonder why natural gas drilling isn't being effected??? Or targeted???... they pollute many more streams and wells than strip or underground mining. Before gas wells were stuck on every mountain in this area, people did have good well water... In my opinion, you should be blaming them.
You stupid environmental-tree-hugging-idi ots think you have a say in all this because our so-called president gave you some sort of voice via the epa ... EVERYTHING you claim and say is based on mere speculation... no one can say for certain who or what contaminates fresh water in our area AND YOU KNOW IT!!! But go ahead and drink the water that you pay for every month, I'm sure you'll benefit more from the chemicals they use to purify it LMAO... oh and BTW... my husband pulls out almost a thousand feet of "clean" coal per shift.. high wall mining HAHAHAHAHA.. whatcha gonna do about it??? I'll tell you...NOTHING!!! Your gonna sit on your brains, behind your computer, using electricity right?? that's what i thought.
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#79 Jun 9, 2012
Big Lie wrote:
<quoted text>
They don't plant a tree when they do MTR or strip, just throw down dome weed seed on the hard pack overburden..
When you blow the top off mountain and push the crap over in a valley and cover up the stream it is gone forever, you can;t reclaim something you have blown all to hell and shoved into a holler...Takes htousands of years to make a forest eco system you stupid holler monkey, your dirt pusher husband that works for the miser miners is destroying the whole place..
I can't wait until this stripping and MTR is stopped..
The Surface mining reclamation program and the Surface Mining control and Reclamation Act has strict guide lines for Surface mines to follow. At a surface mine the near by valleys are filled with over burden. After mining activity is over the mining company is required to return the site as close to it's original condition as reasonably possible. The over burden that was once in the valley must be returned to the site it was removed from and the mining company must begin segmental or progressive reclamation. Preservation of the topsoil. Slope restoration such that highwalls are rounded in plan and section for all mines and stable slopes.
final topography that generally comprises sinuous contours, chutes and buttresses, spurs, and rolling mounds and hills, all of which blend with adjacent topography to a reasonable extent.
Effective revegetation with native multi-species ground cover and trees depending on the municipality-approved subsequent use designated for the site. Which means that if there were no trees at a MTR site to begin with the mining company is not bound by law to plant trees back on that site. Because they were not there to begin with. SMCRA gives government regulators the authority to inspect mining operations, and to punish companies that violate SMCRA or an equivalent state statute. Inspectors can issue "notices of violation," which require operators to correct problems within a certain amount of time. Levy fines or order that mining cease. SMCRA requires that mining companies post a bond sufficient to cover the cost of reclaiming the site. This is meant to ensure that the mining site will be reclaimed even if the company goes out of business or fails to clean up the land for some other reason. The bond is not released until the mining site has been fully reclaimed and the government has (after five years in the East and ten years in the West) found that the reclamation was successful. And you think it can't be reclaimed. Go tell that to your government and the EPA. Because they are the ones that are approving the reclamation.
Rough Divide

Macon, GA

#80 Jun 9, 2012
Further more. Regarding safety and environmental stewardship, mining companies have set high standards for themselves, often above and beyond minimum requirements stated in regulations.
Mining, while in progress, is ugly, as are all construction projects. However, modern reclamation practices continually strive to improve the end product. Groups such as the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative extensively research new methods of improving previously mined land.
Reclaimed mine sites in Appalachia are prime for development, creating locations for housing, airports, hospitals, nursing homes and recreational areas. Elk have been re-introduced onto reclaimed sites with outstanding success.
Many claim the coal mining industry is corrupt without understanding the extensive regulatory requirements to even start a mine. Regulatory agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency and Kentucky Department of Natural Resources, do not allow companies to ignore laws.
Mining as a whole is one of the most heavily regulated industries in all areas, from environmental impacts to the safety of miners.
Coal is disputed from mining to its use in power plants. Beyond electricity, most do not realize coal is mined for other reasons.
Our steel industry relies on metallurgical-grade coal. As for steam coal, many claim its use in power plants around UK put students at risk and are pushing for other forms of energy. These forms of energy have their place and are growing in importance as new technologies continue to improve efficiency and lower cost.
Sources of energy such as geothermal, solar, hydroelectric and wind have a growing place in the future of energy, as well as nuclear power, though they CANNOT completely replace fossil fuels.
According to the International Energy Agency, the world demand for coal is only going to grow in the next 20 years; some say it may even double. IT is not going to die.
The future of energy includes coal. There is no question about that. Rather than block new coal- fired power plants completely, the government and the EPA should embrace these new plants.
Technology such as carbon capture and storage is less expensive than nuclear, wind or natural gas, and has fewer emissions than older coal fired plants.
According to a National Coal Council study, requested by the Department of Energy, replacing the outdated power plants would not only reduce carbon emissions in accordance with President Barack Obama’s plans, but would also create up to 800,000 permanent jobs.
Currently, according to the International Energy Agency, petroleum is the No. 1 contributor to greenhouse gas emissions at 42 percent, with coal placing second. Modernizing power plants would only help these numbers.
Modern mining and electric industries are taking steps to improve practices for what is going to be an essential component of the global economy for the foreseeable future.
coal

Winchester, KY

#81 Jun 9, 2012
can kiss my white azz.

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