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McKinley: Obama Takes ‘War on Coal’ Global

World Bank cuts developing nations’ access to loans for coal plants

July 22, 2013

WHEELING — The “war on coal” now has an international front after the World Bank announced it will limit funding of coal-fired power plants in developing countries, Rep. David B. McKinley said....

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Jul-22-13 1:34 AM

This coal alarmist crap is total nonsense and not based on science. There is more "greenhouse gas" emitted in a single volcanic eruption than all the coal plants in the world produce in a year.

Climate change is caused by vulcanos and by the earth wabbling on its axis. It has been going on for thousands of years.

David McKinley is trying to protect American workers. The Administration only cares about special interest groups, most of which are dominated by bubble headed space cadets.

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Jul-22-13 5:57 AM


"Wind and solar are more expensive, and they may not be able to subsidize it the way we can in America," he added. Yes, he said subsidize!

Kind of like the farmers that irrigate the back 2,000 acres, troll? Capitalize the profits and subsidize (socialize) the losses!

And the "conservative" R's think they are different than the "liberal" D's! Priceless....

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Jul-22-13 6:23 AM

The World Bank uses (largely) US dollars to finance economic development in Turd World Countries so that they can take production and jobs from the US.

Yeah, it doesn't make any sense to me, either.

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Jul-22-13 7:05 AM

Yet another Republican that 'gets off' bandying the word, "WAR". Of course he has never spent a single day in the Service. He cheapens the concept of 'war' and would likely soil himself if actually faced with 'war'.

Coal is going the way of whale's quickly becoming replaced by natural gas. Instead of clinging to the past McKinley should focus West Virginia on the future (shale)!

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Jul-22-13 7:16 AM

Air pollution and global warming are a worldwide problem and threat that's killing the planet. Once again, our forward thinking President is out ahead of the curve while small-minded knuckleheads like McKinley still don't or refuse to get it.

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Jul-22-13 7:31 AM

After receiving the glossy brochures that McKinley sent out AFTER his election, marketing how great he is, on the taxpayers dime, I knew what he was about. It made national news, along with Murray making national news about his fake coal on miners faces, and their mandatory picnic/political fund raiser.

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Jul-22-13 7:37 AM

liesforonce, Do you drive a vehicle?

"Transportation is the largest single source of air pollution in the United States. It caused over half of the carbon monoxide, over a third of the nitrogen oxides, and almost a quarter of the hydrocarbons in our atmosphere."

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Jul-22-13 7:51 AM

I drive a Volt, deadGuv. I'm sure you drive your F-350 with pride.

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Jul-22-13 8:25 AM

...but the World Bank has not limited funding for alternative energy loans, which shows their progressive, intelligent, and responsible stance concerning environmental safety and the reality of the effect on our environment. Let's face it..McKinley cannot compete in today's global progression toward clean energy sources...he's playing to the immediate local limited need..his approach is already dead. There is no "war on coal"'s a war on destroying the Earth. Some people grasp the bigger picture, some live in their little selfish worlds today and have no concern for tomorrow.

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Jul-22-13 8:35 AM

Sadly, this rag isn't really helping the Coal cause. Carbon Dioxide can be reclaimed and recycled in the synthesis of plastics and of hydrocarbon fuels, in processes that can be, and are being, powered by environmental energy. That is being done, right now, in several nations in Europe, and in Japan. Saudi Arabia has technology that converts CO2 into synthetic petroleum. The US Navy and the USDOE have developed CO2 recycling technologies that convert CO2 into liquid hydrocarbon fuels and substitute natural gas which also, in some cases, use environmental energy. Coal Ash is being treated as a source of Aluminum ore in China. It can also be consumed in the making of cement and concrete. The Ronald Reagan Office Building, home of the EPA, is made of concrete that contains a lot of Coal Ash. We have weapons of information to fight this war; those weapons are just not being given to us.

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Jul-22-13 8:54 AM

Are the quality coal fields of WV near depletion? WV should use the river and start building nuclear power plants. There will be plenty of need for coal while gas and nuclear plants come online, plus exports will stay strong.

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Jul-22-13 8:58 AM

"When did we become the world cop???" Really Bobby is that a rhetorical question? It happened many, many administrations ago.

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Jul-22-13 9:04 AM

Does McKinley think Obama is now in charge of the world bank? McKinley is just another company HO.

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Jul-22-13 9:10 AM

so obama now owns the world he going to dictate to china also?is he planning to become the world's only dictator?the leaders of the world are laughing at you obama.crawl back into the ground with the rest of the potatoes.coal will continue to be mined until there is no more.just in the same way that you spend money mr. obama.til it's all gone.

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Jul-22-13 9:11 AM

The quality of human life should be greater than the need for corporate profit. Coal is one of the worst pollution creators there is no matter where you burn it. Reducing cancer and related deaths caused by burning coal should be way more important than profits.

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Jul-22-13 9:18 AM

The "world" is building coal power plants like crazy and SOMEBODY is going to supply market.

Coal exports help the USA balance of trade and give jobs to locals.

What is the problem here??

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Jul-22-13 9:23 AM

Amazing how mankind is now living in the most advanced age with more people supported on the planet, in large part due to the freedoms fossil fuels have provided.

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Jul-22-13 9:31 AM

Last week's news headline: "East Coast Power Grid struggling to support the electrical demand, as temperatures in the cities rise".

Sounds like a good time to shut down all those dirty coal power plants and utilize the wind from those carbon dioxide fools.

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Jul-22-13 9:41 AM

lieforonce, How do you charge that Volt? Solar/Wind or Coal fired electric? LOL

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Jul-22-13 9:44 AM

hoopie, Coal Fired Plants Union? So much for your Union brothers/sisters. LOL

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Jul-22-13 9:44 AM

Lets get rid of all the nasty coal powered plants> WE can build several nuclear plants on the Hudson River at New York, and with wind mills on the National Mall and behind each cherry trees at DC.

All of those electric cars can be recharged from home wind mills and solar panels on the house roofs.

"Sorry boss, I can't come in to work today, it was overcast yesterday and the wind didn't blow last night.

My month's ration of natural gas was used up last night as I ran my generator to power my computer to blog my protests to coal mining and shale oil development in WV PA & OH.

What it doesn't matter if I come in or not, my job has been shipped to China. Seems their coal powered plants are supplying the energy to run the machine that you used to run.

You can hitch-hick to the unemployment office and see if they will help you find you some place to work.

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Jul-22-13 11:59 AM

Being from Ohio, I really have no huge opinion on McKinley one way or the other, either way nothing he says is wrong or inaccurate. We(US)have absolutely no business forcing agenda and policies across the globe.

As for us here in the US we have and have had the technology to burn coal cleanly and have clean power plant omissions. The Burger Plant that was closed was very close to complete compliance as are the other plants scheduled to be closed in the near future. It is much better to invest tax payer money to these projects then give hundreds of millions to "Green" ventures that go bankrupt, their CEO'S walk away with millions in their own pockets and no one goes to jail.

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Jul-22-13 12:46 PM

No, deadGov. It's charged with the energy I get from solar panels on my roof. LOL

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Jul-22-13 1:13 PM

YOU- voted for this, YOU-elected this, Now We have this. Get rid of him.

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Jul-22-13 1:16 PM

lieforalways, I believe you....Off the grid, I'm sure....

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