Obama is having a "war on coal?" I think you have it backwards. Manchin and McKinley are having a "war on earth's atmosphere."
If in fact Obama did have a winning war on coal (and users of coal), at most it might effect a million people (workers) temporarily. Every day Manchin and McKinley continue their war on the atmosphere, it effects 7 billion people permanently. Do you notice any difference?
Unfortunately, Manchin, McKinley and 150-200 U.S. politicians have minimal, if any, high-level education and knowledge on subjects of coal and atmosphere. Other factors are they have absolutely no concern, no comprehension and apparently minimal awareness, that we have only one earth and one atmosphere. Both are finite in size.
James R. Wisialowski