Obama’s war on coal is a war on fossil fuels. He began with coal because it’s more vulnerable to criticism. Destroying coal will cause our electricity to skyrocket. It is a political power grab of our electric power. If he can get away with ignoring Congress on this, he can do anything he wants.
The federal appeals court is currently hearing a major challenge to the EPA climate rule to destroy coal.
Murray Energy is leading the lawsuit and sees the future – people losing their jobs, his company being destroyed, the coal and electricity industry being eliminated. All of this is unnecessary and will yield little or no gain but it will give the federal government limitless power over the energy sector.
If a government agency can make the laws, can we call ourselves a free nation, a Republic?
Congress rejected the rules the president is now implementing and according to Judge Napolitano, the rules are so heavy-handed, they will put Murray Energy out of business. If the government is going to shut down a business, the regulations demand they buy the business and pay the owner(s) for it. That is his argument, the Judge said. “It’s a very interesting argument but I don’t know which way the court is going to go, but it’s a very strong argument.”
The government will say he’s polluting and they have the right to shut it down, but what they have done is change the rules on pollution, Judge Napolitano said, so that “it is impossible for him to operate his business as he has been operating it for the past sixty years”.
It is a government administration acting without regard for the Constitution. They are completely out of control.
“The EPA is an authoritarian arm of the Obama administration attempting to do administratively, there are five of them who vote on this”, Napolitano said with a lot of emphasis on the last phrase. “administrators appointed by him (emphasis on ‘him’), to do what he cannot do legislatively, because the peoples’ representatives in the House and Senate will never vote for this because it’s so onerous.”
The state of West Virginia is also suing with “a very interesting claim”. They’re saying that the EPA came in and told them what state laws to write and to pay for them out of their own tax dollars.
It’s called commandeering and the Supreme Court has already said that is unconstitutional.
Coal is being targeted for extinction and it’s only the beginning.
The president also has an axe to grind against Murray Energy’s owner and the state’s senator, Mitch McConnell.
The lawless president is completely out of control and his rules are founded in delusion.That didn’t come from the judge. That’s my opinion.
CEO of Murray Energy, Robert Murray was on Fox Business expressing his fears for our country.
He sees his employees lives being destroyed and the war on coal as an attack on every businessman.
Barack Obama is orchestrating a power grab of energy in this country. He is essentially nationalizing the energy industry.
Should a president be allowed to violate the Constitution because he wants power and control to implement his ideals without regard for the peoples’ wishes?
Obama is playing to Hollywood, Bloomberg, environmental extremists and liberal elitists. People will find out the damage being done when it’s too late.