CAGW believers get an early Christmas present.

By: hcubed , 2:06 AM GMT on November 10, 2012

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"...NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- A coal company headed by a prominent Mitt Romney donor has laid off more than 160 workers in response to President Obama's election victory.

Murray Energy said Friday that it had been "forced" to make the layoffs in response to the bleak prospects for the coal industry during Obama's second term. In a prayer circulated by the company, CEO Robert Murray said Americans had voted "in favor of redistribution, national weakness and reduced standard of living and lower and lower levels of personal freedom."

"The American people have made their choice. They have decided that America must change its course, away from the principals [sic] of our Founders," Murray said in the prayer, which was delivered in a meeting with staff members earlier this week.

"Lord, please forgive me and anyone with me in Murray Energy Corporation for the decisions that we are now forced to make to preserve the very existence of any of the enterprises that you have helped us build."

Murray cited pending regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the possibility of a carbon tax as factors that could lead to the "total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030." One hundred and two layoffs are planned for Murray operations in Utah, with 54 from Illinois and seven from West Virginia..."

So, less coal miners, less coal being dug up, and fewer "coal trains of death".

CAGW has a win - 160 workers have a loss.

But hey, since they were fired, they get 93 weeks of extended federal unemployment benefits (Qualified claimants who were unemployed during certain periods in 2008 and 2009 can receive up to 99 weeks of federal-state unemployment benefits. After March 23, 2009, claimants are only eligible to receive up to 93 weeks of benefits).

That will keep them going until just before the mid-term elections. Great timing, eh?

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5. hcubed
7:30 AM GMT on November 12, 2012
Posting this here till a new posting gets through (also ties in to the line "...Murray cited pending regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency and the possibility of a carbon tax as factors that could lead to the "total destruction of the coal industry by as early as 2030..."

News article:

(CNSNews.com) – It’s Friday morning [9 Nov], and so far today, the Obama administration has posted 165 new regulations and notifications on its reguations.gov website.

In the past 90 days, it has posted 6,125 regulations and notices – an average of 68 a day.

The website allows visitors to find and comment on proposed regulations and related documents published by the U.S. federal government. "Help improve Federal regulations by submitting your comments," the website says..."

Actually, as of today, they have the following posted:

Newly Posted Regulations

Last 3 Days(97)
Last 7 Days(470)
Last 15 Days(853)
Last 30 Days(1,852)
Last 90 Days(6,037)

And the future:

Regulations With Comments Due Soon

Today(1)
Next 3 Days(4)
Next 7 Days(160)
Next 15 Days(321)
Next 30 Days(633)
Next 90 Days(932)

So let's see in a 180 day (6 mo period) we could have 6,969 new regulations, or about 38.71 per day.

Let's just see a quick entry on one:

"...Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants: Determination of Status for Texas Golden Gladecress and Neches River Rose-mallow and Designation of Critical Habitat.."

Which proposes to designate critical habitat for both species in East Texas as follows:

Approximately 1,353 acres (ac) (539 hectares (ha)) are designated as critical habitat for Texas golden gladecress.

Approximately 178 ac (76 ha) are designated as critical habitat for Neches River rose-mallow.

That's only 1531 acres that cannot be used for personal use. Must have real pretty flowers or have some important medicinal purpose.
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4. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
12:26 AM GMT on November 12, 2012
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3. hcubed
3:09 AM GMT on November 11, 2012
Of course, we've got the eminent climate scientist Bill McKibben making comments like this - "...This math has a clear pragmatic meaning: We have to figure out how to keep that coal and oil and gas in the ground so it never gets burned..."

So the fact that there are fewer coal miners means that more coal will stay in the ground. Wonder if he's happy now...
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2. ahs1957
2:53 AM GMT on November 10, 2012
It's cheap natural gas that is the main driving force behind the lessening demand for coal.
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1. ARiot
2:30 AM GMT on November 10, 2012
Nice strawman from a failing, hyperpolitcal, taxpayer coddled crybaby executive.

Funny to sed bloggers and CNN carrying his water.
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