Like "Baghdad Bob" the Iraqi TV announcer, two recent Daily American editorial writers insist that there is no Obama War on Coal.
In separate articles Len Lichvar dismisses the war, with 224 local PBS casualties, as just a "scare tactic." Karen Ramsburg, Democrat candidate for congress, tells us there's no war on coal and that the loss of thousands of coal jobs nationwide is not related to Environmental Protection Agency regulations.
Joe Biden said in 2007 that there "wasn't much of a roll for clean coal in energy independence." The EPA has been waging Obama's war since 2009. The latest attack is the MACT Regulation. That single rule could close 5 to 10 percent of U.S. coal power plants.
Recently Congress passed the "Stop the War on Coal" Act with 233 yes votes including our own Democrat congressmen Mark Critz and Jason Altmire. These 233 congressmen are not burying their heads in the sand like Lichvar, Ramsburg and Bagdad Bob.
Obama's EPA has imposed regulations on coal that have huge costs but minimal environmental benefits. While the benefits are questionable, the war—and the job losses—are real.