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Bringing Abuses By EPA to a Halt

December 21, 2013

Among President Barack Obama’s first assaults in his war against the coal industry and reasonably priced electricity was an Environmental Protection Agency action that was truly outrageous by almos......

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Fritz43

Dec-23-13 6:15 AM

Actually, the war on filthy coal is being waged by the natural gas industry. This fact, however, is not as palatable to the Obama-hating, mouth-breathing epsilon-minuses. Presumably, 3 letters (EPA) are easier for them to get their tiny suspicious, hostile little minds around.

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daWraith

Dec-21-13 5:55 PM

If General Electric bought some coal mines, Coal would be back in a New York Minute.

No CRONY CAPITALISTS in coal right now.

And Obama sycophants would be PRAISING the return to coal.

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TrollSlayer

Dec-21-13 11:50 AM

WVUGEO “The economically recoverable reserves of shale gas have been vastly overstated. There's a big, big difference in how much gas might actually exist in the shale and how much can be gotten out of it at a price we can afford... News reporters don't know the difference, or aren't interested, for whatever suspect reason, in explaining it. Switch power generation to gas, and start buying blankets and candles.” Hmmm... Numerous multi-billion dollar energy companies employing thousands of professional geologists and spending billions to establish long-term extraction, processing, and transportation infrastructure... and one lonely WVU GEO coal shill conspiracy theorist snake oil salesman claiming there’s so little gas down there we’ll soon need blankets and candles... who to believe, who to believe... LOL

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caltransplant

Dec-21-13 10:10 AM

The EPA should be commended for that action. Myer, you're a shill or the coal industry.

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WVUGEO

Dec-21-13 8:06 AM

Further, if the EPA's beef with Coal is Coal Ash, China's Shenhua, the largest Coal mining company in the world, now has a factory up and running that extracts Aluminum, Iron, Gallium and Germanium ores from Coal Ash. The remainder of the Ash is used and consumed in the making of cement and concrete. We simply are not, openly and honestly, being informed of, or enabled to benefit from, all the potentials. The US, by the way, imports all of the virgin Aluminum ore we consume. The USDOE's Oak Ridge Lab has said, that, if we started extracting Aluminum from Coal Ash, as China is doing, we could stop all Aluminum ore imports.

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WVUGEO

Dec-21-13 7:57 AM

And, another thing: If one of the EPA's beefs with Coal is Carbon Dioxide, then you're being done a grave disservice by your press. Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Corporation, the largest company in the Middle East, has contracted with the German engineering giant, the Linde Group, to build a factory that will convert CO2 recovered from oil refining processes into synthetic petroleum. Right now, in Germany, Audi has a plant up and running that, using wind-generated electricity, is converting industrial exhaust CO2 into substitute natural gas Methane. Germany's Siemens Group has developed tech that converts CO2 into gasoline. Iceland is now converting CO2 into fuel alcohol Methanol, and is exporting it to Europe for blending into gasoline.

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WVUGEO

Dec-21-13 7:36 AM

atoddh: You'll want to renege on your bets, once the real truths start getting out. The economically recoverable reserves of shale gas have been vastly overstated. There's a big, big difference in how much gas might actually exist in the shale and how much can be gotten out of it at a price we can afford. The industry breaks it down into "economically recoverable reserves", which should be self-explanatory; "technically recoverable reserves", which is how much they can get, using known technology, at ANY cost; and, total reserves, often called the "resource", which is usually an order of magnitude higher than what can actually be recovered. News reporters don't know the difference, or aren't interested, for whatever suspect reason, in explaining it. Switch power generation to gas, and start buying blankets and candles.

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mikeyd

Dec-21-13 6:30 AM

no haliburton for the mines.otherwise you can dump what you want wherever you want.favoritism.

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atoddh

Dec-21-13 2:26 AM

The US policy is now pro gas anti coal. The dye is cast NR. Get used to it. Coal is not coming back.

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