Obama’s War on Coal Undermines Manufacturing Jobs


President Obama’s glaring ignorance of the economic consequences of his energy policy will doom a central theme in his State of the Union speech: his “Blueprint for an America Built to Last” plan to boost manufacturing jobs.

Obama revealed in his speech that his command-and-control energy policy will now emphasize the use of natural gas to compliment his renewable energy push to generate electricity. Notably absent from Obama’s “all of the above” energy strategy is coal, which currently provides about 45 percent of our nation’s electricity.

In classic Obama heavy-handed style, the President is using the regulatory power of the EPA to manipulate the free market to favor natural gas and renewable energy by regulating coal-fired electricity out of existence.

Please read Tom Borelli’s entire commentary at Townhall.com