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Championing Coal

August 14, 2013

OHIO UNIVERSITY Eastern played host to a hearing that focused on the future of the Ohio Valley....

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JedThorp

Aug-14-13 12:10 PM

If you're going to do an honest "cost-benefit" analysis of regulations, you need to look at BOTH the potential benefits, as well as the costs. The new regulations that Mr. Murray rails against are designed to reduce harmful pollution that endangers public health, exacerbates asthma, increases risk of heart attacks and costs Ohio's economy millions in health care costs. Mr. Murray throws out all sort of numbers (such as the projected loss of jobs as a result of these regulations) but never cites sources for these numbers, which he may have just come up with himself. Bottom line: the EPA is not out to get Bob Murray nor the coal industry. They are making balanced decisions based on sound science and what is in the best interest of the whole country.

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promo61

Aug-14-13 1:04 PM

I guess it depends on what your opinion is of what is best for the country. We have always been an economic and military superpower. Is that important to you? Both are being weakened by attrition through budgetary and/or legislative activism. It begs the question, and I'll give you the benefit of your sound science comment for the moment, what is better for the country-a strong economic base or a healthier populace?

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oluhjnb

Aug-14-13 5:36 PM

Cows used to be milked only by hand. Mr. Murray is just another Valley of The Reactionaries who cry about CHANGE.

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BigMike

Aug-14-13 6:55 PM

Jed, where are your sources?

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BushCrimeFamily

Aug-15-13 5:04 AM

There is no Planet B. The world needs to move away from fossil fuels. As this editorial states, it's a "non-brainer."

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oluhjnb

Aug-15-13 8:10 AM

Most of the Ohio Valley seems a NO Brains community. They want the world to suffer so a relative handful of workers can have an obsolete job.

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oluhjnb

Aug-15-13 8:35 AM

2,570 coal mining jobs in Ohio in 2011. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Must be a lot of coal mining going on in other states for 2.15 MILLION jobs to be at risk. LOL what a load of right wing GAS.

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Thoughtful

Aug-15-13 9:09 AM

Sadly, we can have no dialogue concerning an important issue. Fossil fuels can be burned cleanly are abundant, cost effective, and happen to promote and assist our local economy. All residents of this area should be concerned about rising utility costs especially is it burdensome for those on fixed incomes. Let us stand together on this issue and let our voices be heard !!!!!!!!!!

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oluhjnb

Aug-15-13 10:09 AM

Your voice is ALL that's been heard. The answer is NO.

Fixed incomes? You mean like the one the Great American President Franklin Roosevelt started? Where would they be without that bit of Socialism?

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ruzgirl

Aug-16-13 2:21 PM

It's apparent by this thread of comments that none of you can have a civilized, constructive conversation without resorting to juvenile name-calling and degradation of character. However, it is entertaining to read sometimes...

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