Area Coal Mine Goes Idle - Power Plant in Jeopardy
CONSOL's Buchanan Mine, the largest coal mine in the state, has shut down for at least a month. That operation employs over 500 miners. That's right, 500 miners hit the unemployment line.
The new Virginia City Power Plant could go down the tubes as well. No one here believes the new Obama administration will allow a new coal fired plant to go online. Remember Joe Biden at the UMWA rally? You should hear those miners now. I would love to see him bring his pro coal ass down here now. Mines are closing, overtime has been cut out. Car loans and mortgages are going into default and it will get worse.
You cant replace coal. So when those power bills you complain about now double, triple, in the years that follow...Be sure to remember Obama, Biden, Gore, UMWA president Cecil the worm Roberts and all the rest of the idiots that brought this about.