Dear Editor:

The republican party is pushing the line that Obama is responsible for the demise of the coal industry. You have got to be kidding! Does anyone really believe that either party could cause the downfall of the coal industry in less than four years?

The truth of the matter is that it’s the economics of two different types of fuel. It cost multi millions of dollars to supply the coal, heavy equipment, and miles of conveys plus the maintenance of all of the above. Meanwhile, once the fuel line for a gas fired power house is installed all that is required to operate it is a control valve and gauges.

I would hope that you the hard working middle class would not be fooled by the ultra rich man’s party.

Charles McGary