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Burn More Coal

January 9, 2014

A NATIONAL energy report released this week delivers bittersweet news to the U.S. coal industry. The good news is that it forecasts the mining industry will see a modest rebound in 2014....

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oluhjnb

Jan-21-14 7:59 AM

I don't know how you determine BCF is a bum. However, your comments confirm you are a racist, bigoted moron.

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turley

Jan-21-14 2:35 AM

Job creation is of no interest to BCF....since he is a bum. It is, however, of interest to people who WORK for a living.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-17-14 5:51 PM

The company behind the massive chemical spill that made tap water unsafe for more than 300,000 West Virginians has filed for bankruptcy.

According to bankruptcy filings, Freedom Industries, wholly owned by Chemstream Holdings Inc., filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday. Freedom Industries owns the storage facility responsible for leaking up to 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (a coal-cleaning chemical also known as crude MCHM) into West Virginia's Elk River.

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What a shock! "Job creators" pollute and lack the assets to clean it up.

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Thoughtful

Jan-17-14 4:29 PM

those that reject my comment must Prove that wind and solar will become the Primary source for electric generation in this country. The ball is in your court.

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buffy99

Jan-16-14 6:58 PM

Burn more coal? you might want to ask Lou Gentile, and Obummer how they feels about that..

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turley

Jan-16-14 1:26 AM

"For decades, our Party has preserved the facade of representing the poor and downtrodden. We must continue to destroy opportunity, because if we do not and people actually become motivated to improve themselves and the nation regains its pride and prosperity, where would that leave our beloved Party?"----robert reich

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BigMike

Jan-15-14 10:08 PM

HUMAN ERROR led to the spill.....and despite the efforts of your beloved government, they havent found a way to fully regulate that....yet.

turley......Josef Stalin was quite effective at regulating & even eliminating human error..

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-15-14 2:05 PM

For years political scientists have wondered why the citizens of West Virginia and other poorer states vote against their economic interests, hypothesizing it’s because economic issues have been preempted by others like guns, abortion, and race. But as wages keep sinking and economic security disappears, it’s also because people are so desperate for jobs they’ll vote whatever way industry wants them to. Bottom line: A strong and growing middle class is the best bulwark against corporate irresponsibility. - Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-15-14 2:05 PM

But state and local lawmakers turned a deaf ear. As Maya Nye, president of People Concerned About Chemical Safety, a citizen’s group formed after a 2008 explosion and fire killed workers at West Virginia’s Bayer CropScience plant in the state, told the Times: “We are so desperate for jobs in West Virginia we don’t want to do anything that pushes industry out.” Exactly. (cont.)

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-15-14 2:04 PM

Last week’s massive toxic chemical spill into West Virginia Elk River illustrates another benefit to the business class of high unemployment, economic insecurity, and a safety-net shot through with holes. Not only are employees docile, eager to accept whatever crumbs they can get. The public is also quiescent and unwilling to cause trouble. The spill was the region’s third major chemical accident in five years, coming after two investigations by the federal Chemical Safety Board in the Kanawha Valley, also known as “Chemical Valley,” and repeated recommendations from federal regulators and environmental advocates that the state embrace tougher rules to better safeguard chemicals. (cont.)

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turley

Jan-15-14 1:11 AM

HUMAN ERROR led to the spill.....and despite the efforts of your beloved government, they havent found a way to fully regulate that....yet.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-14-14 3:54 PM

Lack of regulations led to a chemical-spill crisis in West Virginia, leaving 300,000 residents without water.

But don't worry, West Virginians, Speaker John Boehner is certain "we have enough regulations on the books" already.

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oluhjnb

Jan-14-14 8:21 AM

I won't be here but your kin folk might need to wear extra sun tan lotion.

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turley

Jan-14-14 2:30 AM

Assuming you are (for once) correct, do you still plan to be around when we "burn the last ounce" of it?....LOL....what a rube!!! You should write speeches for biden...unless you already do!!..hahaha!

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oluhjnb

Jan-13-14 6:43 PM

Old Gas Bag did it again, he claims coal will last 2 million years!!! The best estimates are about 300 years.

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BigMike

Jan-11-14 9:11 PM

Yup, keep burning coal!

OR, Maybe we should just stop manufacturing chemicals!!!!!!!!!!!

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-10-14 5:03 PM

Residents of nine counties in West Virginia have been told not to use or drink their water after a chemical used by the coal industry spilled into the Elk River on Thursday. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin declared a state of emergency as more than 100,000 customers, or 300,000 people, are without safe drinking water.

“Don’t make baby formula,” said West Virginia American Water Company president Jeff McIntyre. “Don’t brush your teeth. Don’t shower. Toilet flushing only.”

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Yup, keep burning coal!

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Thoughtful

Jan-10-14 2:41 PM

You missed my point. first, wind and solar will never be primary energy sources for electricity. Never. The future lies in Nuclear, hydrogen, and core generation.

Second, coal will be burned until it is gone on this earth which is directed to THOSE who want it stopped now.

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turley

Jan-10-14 11:26 AM

right, oluh.....in about 2 million years!!!....if you plan to be around when the US runs out of coal, I hope you have a very healthy 401K plan...LOL....what a GOOF!

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oluhjnb

Jan-10-14 10:58 AM

Now there is a well planned energy policy,"...until the last ounce of it is gone." Then you can sit in the dark and freeze your ass off.

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Thoughtful

Jan-09-14 11:31 PM

BCF. wind and solar are second tier energy options that will supplement electric generation but never be a primary source for our great nation. coal will continue to be burned world wide until the last ounce of it is gone.

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uglyassmf

Jan-09-14 10:39 PM

Well..while I agree about the future the truth is the coal will be mined and burned anyway. North America has been exporting coal since a boat large enough to carry it has been invented. The air may be cleaner here but it sure isn't in Asia. May as well burn it up here to unless we are going to ban exporting fuels to save them for our own survival.

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turley

Jan-09-14 8:21 PM

If you believe this, then go live in the future!!....the rest of us live in the present, and we NEED coal and the energy and jobs that it provides.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-09-14 3:57 PM

America needs to move away from fossil fuels. Wind/solar power is the future. There is no back-up planet. When this one is destroyed we will find that we can't eat money.

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turley

Jan-09-14 12:26 PM

Save the coal industry, and save your healthcare as well, by voting AGAINST any obama supporter in mid term elections this year....and REMEMBER these job killers in 2016!!...Hillary is no better!!!!

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