Barack Obama tried to force America into relying on more expensive green energy by waging a war on the coal and oil industries. He repeatedly refused to allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to be built which would have not only created 10,000 to 20,000 new jobs, but would have been a huge step in making America totally energy independent. He also placed unrealistic and expense regulations on the coal industry which forced some coal mines to shot down and others to drastically cut production, both of which cost thousands of miners their jobs and homes.
During his campaign, Donald Trump promised to end the war on coal and oil and he is moving to keep that promise.
Scott Pruitt, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator told coal miners in Kentucky yesterday that he will repeal some of Obama’s ruling that limited the greenhouse gas emissions for existing power plants.
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told coal miners in Kentucky on Monday that he will move to repeal a rule limiting greenhouse-gas emissions from existing power plants, assuring them, “The war against coal is over.”
Speaking at an event in Hazard, Ky., with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Pruitt said his agency will publish the new proposed rule Tuesday.
“Tomorrow, in Washington D.C., I’ll be a signing a proposed rule to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan of the past administration, and thus begin the effort to withdraw that rule,” Pruitt said…
Obama poured billions of taxpayer dollars into one failed green energy project after another. He was even quoted saying that under his administration, electric energy costs for the American people would skyrocket. So, why are so many miners and poor people still supportive of him and his policies that hurt them more than anyone else?