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In Obama´s War On American
Coal, China´s The Victor

Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 6/28/2013 7:42:59 PM

While our electricity prices necessarily skyrocket under the weight of the administration´s regulatory assault in fossil fuels, the world´s largest carbon emitter will spew even more, preferring economic growth over climate change hype. President Obama´s expansion of his war on coal to include existing coal plants may very well put the industry on the path to extinction, costing jobs and economic growth while raising energy prices, a huge tax on the American consumer. But countries like China and India are increasing their coal consumption, more than outpacing any U.S. reductions in coal

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: grounded, 6/28/2013 10:11:47 PM     (No. 9399565)

In 1980, George HW Bush called the supply-side theory "Voodoo Economics". I think that a lot of climate science could comfortably wear the "Voodoo" mantle as well.

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