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The War On Coal In Ohio

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    The War On Coal In Ohio

    August 15, 2012

    by Karen Kasler

    Statehouse Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio and Television

    With Ohio being such a key swing state, it may have seemed strange that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned yesterday in what seems like the middle of nowhere in Beallsville in eastern Ohio. But it’s all part of the latest in the “war on coal” in Ohio.

    READ MORE: http://beta.wosu.org/news/2012/08/15/the-war-on-coal-in-ohio/

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    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/14/mine-workers-union-holds-off-giving-its-endorsemen/

    The nation’s largest coal miners union has yet to make an endorsement for the upcoming presidential election after giving President Obama its full and early support four years ago — hinting it may sit out the race.

    The miners union is upset over Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at the coal industry, particularly the administration’s support for tougher emissions standards for coal-fueled utility plants. Such policies mean fewer coal-run plants — and jobs — in the future, the union says.

    “Our members aren’t stupid … they see what this means,” Mr. Smith said.

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    Caleb
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    coal is a reliable energy.. for now BUT IT WILL RUN OUT and we MUST invest in cleaner, renewable energy.

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    Graybeak
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    Meanwhile, I heard an interview yesterday on the radio with someone from Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza.

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