Sign from coal CEO: ‘Save America Impeach Obama’ — Appalachian coal production down 43% since 2008

The Bluefield Daily Telegraph reports:

Robert “Bob” Murray, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Murray Energy gave a sobering report on the state of the U.S. coal industry, stating that “Central Appalachian coal production is now down 43 percent from 2008 levels,” and adding that “during the first half of 2013, 151 more coal mines employing 2,658 workers were closed.”

Murray said that President Barack Obama actions “are a human issue to me, as I know the names of many of the Americans whose jobs and family livelihoods are being destroyed as he appeases his radical environmentalist, unionist, liberal elitist, Hollywood character and other constituents,” Murray said, then added of the Murray Energy Corp., coal miners who have lost their jobs: “These folks are my employees,” he said.

Murray held up a sign that state: “Save America Impeach Obama” at the close of his address. The 2013 Coal Show will continue through Friday.

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4 thoughts on “Sign from coal CEO: ‘Save America Impeach Obama’ — Appalachian coal production down 43% since 2008”

  1. Howdy Gamecock
    You’re essentially correct, but we sure don’t need an anti-energy policy like we have now.

  2. Coal-mining was a poorly paid, dangerous, almost demeaning job for hundreds of years. Now it’s a highly-paid, dangerous, almost demeaning job. If we can get energy without risking miners’ lives, I tend to favor that.
    Energy policy, including coal policy, is about running the economy. Miners’ jobs are not the purpose of the energy industry any more than automakers’ jobs are the purpose of the auto industry.
    But it’s fun to turn the “progressives'” words against them: if you love the workers so much, maybe you should help them keep their jobs instead of eliminating them.

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