August 14, 2022

W.Va. coal miners go after Biden’s green energy plot

Despite posing as a unifying moderate throughout the 2020 campaign, President Joe Biden has moved sharply to the left since taking the Oval Office, and his latest policy push has workers in one key American industry sector sounding the alarm about the economic destruction the administration is set to unleash.

In response to President Biden’s pledge to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by up to 52% by 2030 by shifting way from fossil fuels, coal miners in West Virginia decried the move as potentially devastating to the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans, as Fox News reported.

During a White House event on Thursday, Biden announced the controversial goal of halving the nation’s emissions to meet the “moral imperative” of mitigating the effects of what the president referred to as the “climate crisis.” In doing so, the administration set a target that is more than double the commitment made by the Obama administration under the 2015 Paris climate accords, as CNBC noted.

The move drew immediate criticism from those most heavily involved in the coal industry, with Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, telling Fox Business, “We’re bracing for the worst here. President Biden campaigned on eliminating coal-fired electricity, and he’s basically taken those initial steps since he’s taken over the White House.”

According to Hamilton, Biden’s plan will result in the loss of massive numbers of jobs across the country and blasted the push as “an absolute forced conversion of our basic electricity system, from the coal-fired generation of electricity to primarily renewable,” according to Fox News.

Though administration officials have continued to assure workers potentially displaced by its environmental initiatives that they will be able to take advantage of new opportunities in the renewable energy sector, coal mining advocates such as Hamilton are doubtful that such employment even exists or is a realistic option for most of those affected.

Similar concerns were raised earlier this year when Biden canceled the the Keystone XL pipeline project, causing the elimination of roughly 11,000 union jobs in the name of furthering his climate agenda. When questioned by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) about what those workers should do next, current Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg simply replied, “we are very eager to see those workers continue to be employed in good-paying union jobs, even if they might be different ones,” making no concrete suggestions about how those positions might actually materialize.

Biden’s apparent indifference to the potentially catastrophic economic fallout from his green energy push was foreshadowed last year when, during a campaign rally in New Hampshire, he paid lip service to the severe hardships resulting job losses might cause, but said – to the stunned silence of the assembled crowd – that perhaps those who currently hold mining jobs should simply learn to code, adding:

Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well…Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for God’s sake.

Not only will the president’s attack on the fossil fuel industry cost American jobs, it will, as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) highlighted Thursday, raise energy prices and put the country at a significant disadvantage in comparison to global polluters such as China and Russia, facts which matter not to the contingent of radicals clearly pulling Biden’s strings.

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Bruce Walters (@guest_1225121)
1 year ago

Declare the Presidential election results null and void, remove the Biden administrations in it’s entirety, that would include Pelosi, and install Donald Trump as the legal and rightful winner to the office of President of the United States. The democrats are so pathetically incompetent of course they had to commit the acts of treason they did in order to win the White House. The entire world is laughing at Biden, and with him in the drivers seat, are lining up to take a poke at the U.S. Something nobody was willing to attempt while Trump was in the White House.

alicia cervera (@guest_1225307)
Reply to  Bruce Walters
1 year ago

Amen, Amen and AMEN!

Putts42 (@guest_1225865)
Reply to  Bruce Walters
1 year ago

So very true

Angelika (@guest_1225870)
Reply to  Bruce Walters
1 year ago

Remove and put in PRISON, that’s where they truly belong……in PRISON….

Ally (@guest_1225293)
1 year ago

Biden should fund the education for these coal miners to make Solar Panels. Surely they CAN be retrained

Tracie Simm (@guest_1225402)
1 year ago

Just Pathetic.

Tracie Simm (@guest_1225406)
1 year ago

Now is not the time…..especially knowing how little we contribute to this mess

Douglas L Wright (@guest_1226694)
1 year ago

The 2020 Presidental election was taken over by tyrant communists being backed by communist china. If people do not wake up and start pushing back our future children will most likely be speaking chinese, or at the best standing in a soup line just to get something to eat. Even all the brain washed storybook actors that are believeing all the makeup stories they are acting out will eventually come to an end and so will their money. Believe Me You Do Not Want To Live Under A Communist Rule. All the schools since the 1960s has been brainwashing our school age kids to become Athiest and worship satan. Take a look at what’s going on in America today with all the young half dressed women and all the abortions killing unborn humans. The uppidies in california care more for a animals life than they do for human life. Pay attention and if you have the GUTS TO SEE THE TRUTH look at at what’s happening. Wake up I know most of you are not idiots. WAKE UP WHILE YOU STILL HAVEA CHANCE.

Cheryl Perryman (@guest_1227191)
1 year ago

America needs to stand up and get the communist out of the white house. Get all of the non-americans out of our country. We have so many in poverty and homeless. We need Trump back. People are bringing in more diseases that are coming in illegal. I am worried about our future generations. We have no peace in our country. There is drugs, wars, people out of work and protesters everywhere. There should be peace on earth. GOD BLESS ALL!



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