GOP uses 'war on coal' plan to tarnis...

GOP uses 'war on coal' plan to tarnish Dems

There are 116 comments on the Fox News story from Jul 1, 2013, titled GOP uses 'war on coal' plan to tarnish Dems. In it, Fox News reports that:

Foes of President Obama's alleged "war on coal" climate plan are hoping to use the combustible issue to tarnish Democrats in the next round of elections.

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MICKYDS

Stambaugh, KY

#1 Jul 1, 2013
I think the dem's are doing there self in without any help.

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#2 Jul 1, 2013
YOU can have a WAR on anything..BUT innocent people are JUST trying to earn a living!!!
web of truths

Greeley, CO

#3 Jul 1, 2013
The "war on coal" is just another example of clueless, child-like, immature liberals pontificating about things using only their dogma and utopian dreams. Reality is something they know nothing about.

Nobody is against clean air and efficient energy. But you have to use common sense, something liberals lack. They not only lack it, they openly despise it!
Your Ex

United States

#4 Jul 1, 2013
95% of Topix posters wold be sitting in the dark talking to themselves, we're it not for coal.
Hug a miner today.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 Jul 1, 2013
Fair enough.

The Dems can continue using the Republican
War on Women, transvaginal probes and all.

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#6 Jul 1, 2013
MICKYDS wrote:
I think the dem's are doing there self in without any help.
Right from the horse's mouth.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#7 Jul 1, 2013
The sooner we stop using coal the better.
radiofreeamerica

Tarpon Springs, FL

#8 Jul 1, 2013
Senators Hagan(N.C.),Landrieu(LA),Pryor (AR),Donnelly(IN),Heitkamp(ND) -All democrats...all will be lucky to get reelected.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#9 Jul 1, 2013
radiofreeamerica wrote:
Senators Hagan(N.C.),Landrieu(LA),Pryor (AR),Donnelly(IN),Heitkamp(ND) -All democrats...all will be lucky to get reelected.
That's the same thing you all said about 2012, and not only did every Dem running get reelected, they actually picked up seats.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#10 Jul 1, 2013
If Nancy&Reid don't win with hunger, they will try the lack of shelter.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#11 Jul 1, 2013
There as elsewhere in the Appalachian coal country that stretches through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, coal is produced by what's self-descriptively known as mountaintop-removal mining.

Mining companies clear forests from mountaintops, dynamite the peaks, excavate buried coal, and dump the waste into nearby valleys. It's cheaper and more efficient than old-fashioned mining, but the effects of mountaintop removal -- or MTR -- are devastating.

In just two decades, hundreds of mountaintops, more than a thousand miles of stream, and hundreds of square miles of forests have been obliterated by the practice. Opponents say the pollution is also dangerous to people who live in the region.
First they claimed the practice violated Clean Water Act rules against dumping waste in waterways. But in 2002, the Bush administration rewrote or "clarified" the rule, so that MTR debris wouldn't be classified as waste.

When the explosives go off, you can smell and see the pollution coming down, the ammonium nitrate," says Bonds, whose father and grandfather worked in West Virginia coal mines. "When you see on CNN the drama of a miner trapped underground, you don't see the slow poisoning of the people who live here."

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#12 Jul 1, 2013
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
That's the same thing you all said about 2012, and not only did every Dem running get reelected, they actually picked up seats.
Picked up two in the senate not enough for fillibuster proof, still way behind in the house and got your butts kicked in the governorships.

Don't pat yourself on the back just yet, peanut. Obamacaretax is about to slap the dems across the mouth.

Since: Oct 08

Scottdale, GA

#13 Jul 1, 2013
close the mines, then plug in your iphones and hybrids and see what happens.
lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#14 Jul 1, 2013
laughable, the democRATS tarnish themselves with no helpfrom the GOP or any group.
lolol

Rio Rancho, NM

#15 Jul 1, 2013
Coal will be fine, the mining and shipping it to china and india is going gangbusters. The powerplants are another matter. With not enough megawatts of obamas dreamy clean energy sources to replace what they are forcing offline will result in power rationing. California is grousing they will have to have rolling blackouts as they do every summer when AC usage peaks. Lets expirement, shut down the 2 4-corners plants that feed CA for a week during the heat wave.
MICKYDS

Stambaugh, KY

#16 Jul 1, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
There as elsewhere in the Appalachian coal country that stretches through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, coal is produced by what's self-descriptively known as mountaintop-removal mining.
Mining companies clear forests from mountaintops, dynamite the peaks, excavate buried coal, and dump the waste into nearby valleys. It's cheaper and more efficient than old-fashioned mining, but the effects of mountaintop removal -- or MTR -- are devastating.
In just two decades, hundreds of mountaintops, more than a thousand miles of stream, and hundreds of square miles of forests have been obliterated by the practice. Opponents say the pollution is also dangerous to people who live in the region.
First they claimed the practice violated Clean Water Act rules against dumping waste in waterways. But in 2002, the Bush administration rewrote or "clarified" the rule, so that MTR debris wouldn't be classified as waste.
When the explosives go off, you can smell and see the pollution coming down, the ammonium nitrate," says Bonds, whose father and grandfather worked in West Virginia coal mines. "When you see on CNN the drama of a miner trapped underground, you don't see the slow poisoning of the people who live here."
I own a strip job that was mined 25 years ago it has clover knee deep turkey's and deer on it every day,it is smack dab in the middle of 100's of acres of hardwood's.PS I LIVE HERE AND KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THEN WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR. TIM GREEN

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#17 Jul 1, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
Picked up two in the senate not enough for fillibuster proof, still way behind in the house and got your butts kicked in the governorships.
Don't pat yourself on the back just yet, peanut. Obamacaretax is about to slap the dems across the mouth.
Right, and Romney's going to win the election in a landslide.....

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#18 Jul 1, 2013
inbred Genius wrote:
close the mines, then plug in your iphones and hybrids and see what happens.
Mine will work just fine since I get all the electricity I need from wind & solar.

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#19 Jul 1, 2013
lolol wrote:
Coal will be fine, the mining and shipping it to china and india is going gangbusters. The powerplants are another matter. With not enough megawatts of obamas dreamy clean energy sources to replace what they are forcing offline will result in power rationing. California is grousing they will have to have rolling blackouts as they do every summer when AC usage peaks. Lets expirement, shut down the 2 4-corners plants that feed CA for a week during the heat wave.
Sounds good to me. People live for millennia without air conditioning. We might as well start practicing for when the lights go out for good.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#20 Jul 1, 2013
MICKYDS wrote:
<quoted text>I own a strip job that was mined 25 years ago it has clover knee deep turkey's and deer on it every day,it is smack dab in the middle of 100's of acres of hardwood's.PS I LIVE HERE AND KNOW MORE ABOUT IT THEN WHAT YOU READ OR HEAR. TIM GREEN
May 29, 2013

West Virginia environmental groups have renewed a legal effort that targets the landowners of former mountaintop removal operations that continue to pollute state streams.

Lawyers for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and the Sierra Club filed three new lawsuits in U.S. District Court over former mining sites in Boone and Mingo counties.

The suits allege that toxic selenium continues to flow from valley fills at the mine sites, despite production having ended and mine reclamation listed as having been completed.

"Water pollution from mountaintop removal mining doesn't end after the blasting stops," said Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign.

The suits alleges continuing water quality violations at the former Sprouse Creek West Surface Mine north of Rawl in Mingo County, the former site of the Colony Bay Surface Mine west of Wharton in Boone County, and the Pounding Mill No. 1 Surface Mine and Surface Mine No. 8, both in Mingo County.

wvgazette.com

But is the mountain still there?

Is W.V. going to be known as the "flat lands" one day?

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