It’s amazing how our coal industry is constantly under attack by the socialists. In 2008 in the presidential campaign Obama actually came right out and said that he was going to make it a lot harder for the coal industry with higher taxes and more regulations for the industry to survive.
Lets have a small refresher as to how good of a natural resource coal is and how good it’s for the U.S. economy. Coal is such an abundant domestic resource it provides an affordable and reliable source of electricity for American families, businesses and neighborhoods. High grade coal is also necessary for steel-making. America’s coal reserve exceeds that of any other country in the world. Coal is economical and cost efficient without government subsidies.
According to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers, based on U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis data, America’s domestic coal mining industry was responsible for 154,000 direct jobs…
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