Victims of Hurricane Sandy beg for help, but are getting none from the president. An honest media would cover this abject failure.
Finger-pointing and excuses for lack of power in NY and NJ…well, guess what!!! Coal fired electricity producing plants in PA and OH have been shuttered. They’re off line and nowhere on America’s power grid…Thank you Mr. Union guy (Trumpka) and Obama.
Just since the Trumka-Obama alliance took office in 2009 (check White House Visitor Register) they have destroyed (in just October 2012 alone) 9,000 Coal mining jobs in both Ohio & Pennsylvania. (BLS Report Nov 4, 2012)
Per Daily Caller:
With 205 coal-fired generators shutting down in the coming years due to increased competition from cheap natural gas and stricter environmental regulations, costing the U.S. between 13,000 and 17,000 jobs, according to the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity.
“Most of these plant shutdowns are expected to occur by 2015 and will result in direct job losses at the plants, as well as indirect and induced jobs lost in the communities where the plants operate,” according to ACCCE.
Between 4,000 and 5,000 of the job losses will be due to coal plant shutdowns directly, according to ACCCE. Adding in state-based employment multipliers from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, the total job loss from coal plant retirements is projected to be between 12,700 and 16,600 — a conservative estimate the group notes.
States that will see the biggest job losses are Ohio and Pennsylvania — each losing about 3,000 jobs due to coal plant closures.
Coal plants and mines all over coal-country have already been affected by companies scaling back operations and laying off workers.
In February, GenOn announced it was shuttering 13 percent of its generating capacity — mostly in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New jersey — by 2015 due to new environmental regulations.
These are actual energy reductions in USA’s power grid(off line)…explains in large part, New York and New Jersey’s power failures, outages and inability to find alternate grids of electrical energy due to “Sandy.” Cheap energy is what made American manufacturing the envy of the world…coupled with American Exceptionalism an unbeatable formula for success.Pray for America. Amen.
Union (Trumpka) and Obama Alliance…bad for America.
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