No 'War on Coal' says Energy Secretary

Oh, really? That will come as good news to the thousands of coal miners and others who work in the coal industry slated to lose their jobs because of EPA regs and Obama executive orders. Except the guy is full of horse manure. Of course there's a war on coal. The war has been going on for at least 3 years as more than 142 coal fired plants have been shuttered, according to the Sierra Club. But apparently, that's not considered a war on coal by the administration. Reuters: The U.S. government is not waging a "war on coal" but rather expects it to still play a significant role, U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said on Sunday, rejecting criticism of President Barack Obama's climate change plan. Moniz acknowledged there could be winners and losers but that economic models belie "the statement that there are huge economic impacts" from controlling greenhouse gases. Obama tried last week to revive his stalled climate change agenda, promising new rules to cut carbon emissions...(Read Full Post)