The coal industry in the United States has been under attack by the econuts for years. It has intensified under the Obama’s EPA administration. So much so, that we’re now entering an era of coal plant closures and lay-offs.
Some moronic American econuts see this as a victory, giving foodstamp recipients yet another reason to party.
Of course, the climate alarmists see this as a good thing. The thought being that CO2 emissions from coal is causing the earth to hot up. But, as I’ve pointed out many times on this blog, if we don’t expand our energy availability for economic growth someone else will.
In spite of the delusional propaganda of Joe Romm, (yeh, you, you nut job). The U.S. sits atop the world’s largest amount of coal. This is a huge resource of energy and wealth possessed by the U.S. In my view, any advocacy which wishes us to squander the economic advantages this gives the U.S is simply an anti-American stance. It is unconscionable to relegate fellow Americans to poverty when jobs and cheap, available, and reliable energy is literally right under our feet! The attacks on coal is a direct hostility towards the people of the U.S. It is to my alarm and our shame that most of this American hostility is conducted by fellow Americans.
So, what is the product of this hostility? I’ve already shown that our coal exports are increasing.
But, that story mostly discussed exports increasing to Europe. I guess it doesn’t bother the econuts that much. Maybe this is because they trust the Europeans to be more ecologically conscionable than the U.S. or something. But, I wonder if that same trust is extended to developing nations?
What the lunatics fail to understand is that if the U.S. refuses to utilize this great resource, other countries will.
Gov. Steve Beshear announced the 25-year, $7 billion agreement between India’s Abhijeet Group and Kentucky-based Booth Energy Group and River Trading Co., calling it good news for U.S. coal miners who have lost their jobs because of a decline in domestic coal sales.
“It’s no secret that the coal industry is in a state of flux, what with erratic market conditions, the uncertain regulatory atmosphere and the ever-changing energy picture,” Beshear said. “This creates challenges in Kentucky where mining has been a huge source of jobs and a pillar of our state economy.”
The agreement also is a boon for India where power outages last week affected over 600 million people. India is a major coal producer, but it can’t keep up with demand from steel mills and power plants without imports.
Most of those imports now come from Australia, Indonesia and South Africa.
Now, it’s well known that most readers here don’t give two shakes about CO2 emissions. Most probably regard the environmental laws enacted in the U.S. as sufficient to protect the environment of the U.S. and it’s global impact. Can the same be said about India and other nations of the world? And this is the abject stupidity of these lunatics. In their religious fervor (and that’s exactly what it is) to destroy a great American asset, under the guise of concern for the ecology of the earth, (and guise is exactly what it is) they’ve actually worked against what they’ve supposedly advocated. No reasonable person on earth could not see this as an inevitable consequence of their assault on coal.
So, either this assault on coal was a thinly veiled effort to inflict damage to the U.S. economy (and other first world nations) and impoverish more Americans (and citizens of other first world nations) or these people dwell in abject stupidity. If their anti-American advocacy prevails they would have caused more CO2 to be emitted, and more emissions of particles which do real harm to the world’s ecology all at a much higher cost for the energy derived from the coal itself.