Under Obama, coal country fights for its way of life

Feb 5, 2013 Full story: The Star Online 22

Leon Lieser has been a coal miner 49 years, his bent fingers testament to his first job, loading coal by hand into a bucket.

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SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#1 Feb 5, 2013
An amazing read. War on coal?
PHD

Overton, TX

#2 Feb 5, 2013
Any scientific science fiction would be an amazing read for you.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#3 Feb 5, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
An amazing read. War on coal?
Nope. Catchy phrase, misused for all sorts of political purposes.

Just a re-evaluation of coal and the cost of it's pollution, death toll, etc. A correction to include the 'hidden costs' that are now getting publicity.
PHD

Overton, TX

#4 Feb 5, 2013
New buzz word for more tax dollars.
Robert Bicknese

Rock Springs, WY

#5 Feb 5, 2013
Yes there is a war going on, and right now coal is nessasary for the country, or would you rather sit in your cold dark house at night rubbing sticks together.
PHD

Overton, TX

#6 Feb 5, 2013
Not here, plenty of NG and LPG to go around. Add solar, wind energy and you should be in a good position to sustain all the energy needed for your home to stay warm. What’s wrong with rubbing sticks?
Robert Bicknese

Rock Springs, WY

#7 Feb 5, 2013
it must be nice where you live but its cold here and most of your ng gas comes from coal.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#8 Feb 5, 2013
Robert Bicknese wrote:
......coal is nessasary(sic) for the country.......
Spain recently produced more power with Wind Turbines than Nuke or Coal produced:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/fe...

The entire west coast is using increasing amounts of Wind Turbine power. Wyoming can, too.
Dan Salazar

Long Beach, CA

#9 Feb 5, 2013
The families who depend on Coal for good jobs got screwed when they elected Senators who only serve The Obama's whims. WV has TWO obamatrons as their Senators. They are so screwed.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#10 Feb 5, 2013
dan sleazy wrote:
The families who depend on Coal for good jobs got screwed when they elected Senators who only serve The Obama's whims. WV has TWO obamatrons as their Senators. They are so screwed.
Don't worry. Coal businesses have coal state legislatures, governors & even courts all tied up in coal-blackened bows.
Robert Bicknese

Rock Springs, WY

#11 Feb 5, 2013
Wyoming is not the only state that depends on coal for jobs and i do not blame our senators, Its the morons in Calafornia thet are convensed that global warming is there falt.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#12 Feb 5, 2013
Robert Bicknese wrote:
Its the morons in Calafornia(sic) thet(sic) are convensed(sic) that global warming is there(sic) falt(sic).
Moronism must be contagious all the way to Wyoming!
Robert Bicknese

Rock Springs, WY

#13 Feb 5, 2013
I not sertan but your state voted for obsma.
PHD

Overton, TX

#14 Feb 6, 2013
litesong wrote:
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Moronism must be contagious all the way to Wyoming!
And you think topix doesn’t know what you publish? Attacks on me won't delete or erase what you are and what you do. You should stop making an ASSumption of your---self before you know the facts. Do contact topix to satisfy your accusations of the reprint BS your posting of what I said. You are a dumbASSumption of your---self again.
PHD

Overton, TX

#15 Feb 6, 2013
Natural gas, LPG, wind power and solar is cleaner forms of energy. They will keep your house warm.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#16 Feb 6, 2013
Robert Bicknese wrote:
Yes there is a war going on, and right now coal is nessasary for the country, or would you rather sit in your cold dark house at night rubbing sticks together.
Oh, great. Someone has discovered the 'false choice' logic error again.. like coal or nothing is the ONLY choice.. who uses coal for heating anyway??? Anyone out there stoking their coal fired boilers and worried about supply??

Electricity, oil and natural gas as the leading sources of home heating energy.

Since: Jan 13

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#17 Feb 6, 2013
SpaceBlues wrote:
An amazing read. War on coal?
Anyone paying attention knows that Robert Murray is a psychotic IDI0T.

Obama has nothing to do with the declining coal industry, it's the "free" market. Fracked natural gas is cheaper, cleaner & easier to use.

Obama isn't smart enough to oppose coal like he should. Of course it might be fine if the coal industry could sequester CO2, prevent release of mercury into the environment (which eventually finds its way into the fish we eat), prevent the deaths of miners, prevent the horrendous damage to the environment from the various methods of mining it - & on & on.

Murray says he thinks AGW/CC is a "hoax" - which means he's psychotically deluded & unable to perceive reality. It's not exactly surprising that he blames Obama for something that's due ENTIRELY to fracked natural gas.
PHD

Overton, TX

#18 Feb 7, 2013
It's a scientific science fiction hoax.
Anonymous

Latrobe, PA

#19 Feb 8, 2013
Ignorance is bliss, as the old saying goes.I was born & raised in a small coal town and filling a bucket of coal with your bare hands was typical for most of us,and quite a few times a day too.I had to fire a furnace at 12yrs old because my father died at 39yrs.old. Black sooted walls we had to paint every year. Steam engine trains coming through town constantly and we breathed this in constantly. It must be damned nice to have money, be ignorant as hell and put down the hard working folks. If you are a PHD I wouldn't let you treat my pet snake!You should be ashamed of yourself.
PHD

Overton, TX

#20 Feb 9, 2013
old Derrian wrote:
Ignorance is bliss, as the old saying goes.I was born & raised in a small coal town and filling a bucket of coal with your bare hands was typical for most of us,and quite a few times a day too.I had to fire a furnace at 12yrs old because my father died at 39yrs.old. Black sooted walls we had to paint every year. Steam engine trains coming through town constantly and we breathed this in constantly. It must be damned nice to have money, be ignorant as hell and put down the hard working folks. If you are a PHD I wouldn't let you treat my pet snake!You should be ashamed of yourself.
Your issue making an ASSumption of your---self. How do you know what I have are you stalking me? You should be lucky to have a PHD around when that snake bites you. Now the shame is on you.

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