…here’s what I’ve done since I’ve been president. We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. Natural gas production is the highest it’s been in decades.
We have seen increases in coal production and coal employment.
Translation, he failed to bankrupt the coal industry like he promised.
“I was the first to call for 100 percent auction on the cap and trade system, which means that every unit of carbon or greenhouse gases emitted would be charged to the polluter. The only thing I’ve said with respect to coal, I haven’t been some coal booster. What I have said is that for us to take coal off the table as a ideological matter as opposed to saying if technology allows us to use coal in a clean way, we should pursue it. ”So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”
In 2009, Obama planned to replace coal with windmills
— Windmills off the East Coast could generate enough electricity to replace most, if not all, the coal-fired power plants in the United States, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Monday.
Obama is completely shameless and unbounded by truth. He will say absolutely anything to get elected.
May 12, 2011
President Obama is purposely delaying coal production across Appalachia through a “left-leaning” appointee heading the Environmental Protection Agency, and this, in turn, is frustrating investors while wiping out jobs, the head of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce charged Wednesday.