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  •  I Don't Question Obama's Motives On Coal..... (5+ / 0-)
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    LordMike, jncca, DCCyclone, askew, BKGyptian89

    I think he's entirely sincere about it.  Hard to see what the upside is politically to impose hardship on coal for any other reason than genuine conviction.  Whether it's a fight worth having is a different story, but I definitely think don't think the EPA restrictions on coal were an act of cynicism on Obama's part.

    •  Plus it's being outcompeted by natural gas (1+ / 0-)
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      Nobody uses coal to heat their houses anymore.  It's heavy, filthy, and belches black smoke.  My old house in Haddonfield made the switch to oil back in the 50s.

      "You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate! Only the unloved hate — the unloved and the unnatural!" -Charlie Chaplin

      by KingofSpades on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:47:06 AM PDT

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    •  Me neither (2+ / 0-)
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      DCCyclone, BKGyptian89

      He has never been one to throw a bone like that.

      "What do you mean "conspiracy"? Does that mean it's someone's imaginings and that the actual polls hovered right around the result?" - petral

      by conspiracy on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:50:31 AM PDT

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    •  You do also realize there's a legal mandate for it (1+ / 0-)
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      Yes, an administration could slow-walk it or try to make them exceptionally weak, but the courts have ruled that CO2 is a pollutant and that the federal government must regulate it under the Clean Air Act.

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