A coal mine in Ohio has closed down.
OhioAmerican Energy, Inc., a Subsidiary of Murray Energy Corporation, today announced that it is closing its coal mining operations near Brilliant, Ohio.
According to an General Manager and Superintendent Stanley Piasecki, the mine employed 239 workers at its peak.
“This is a sad day for all of us, and particularly Mr. Robert E. Murray, the Founder of OhioAmerican,” said Mr. Piasecki. ”He is so distraught that he came to the Mine and personally announced the layoffs to each of the employees.”
There’s a who, a what, a where…where is the why?
In paragraph two of the press release:
Regulatory actions by President Barack Obama and his appointees and followers were cited as the entire reason. “Mr. Obama has already destroyed 83,000 megawatts of coal-fired electricity generation in America,” said Mr. Michael T. W. Carey, Vice President of Government Affairs for Murray Energy. “Electric prices in the recent PJM Interconnection monthly auction were bid up 800 percent (8 times) for 2015-2016 because of this,” he added.
“At its peak, OhioAmerican employed 239 local people in high-paying, well- benefited jobs,” said Mr. Stanley T. Piasecki, General Manager and Superintendent. “University studies show that our Mines can create up to eleven (11) secondary jobs in our communities, for store clerks, teachers, etc., to serve our direct employees. Thus, if one uses the eleven (11) to one (1) multiplier, the Obama Administration has destroyed 2,868 jobs in eastern Ohio with this forced Mine closure,” stated Mr. Piasecki.
To illustrate just how blatant the bias here is, the last paragraph cited here from the local news article is the third fourth paragraph in the press release.
The local news hacks chose to leave it out of the story. I guess to them, why these folks lost their jobs isn’t important.
I’ll bet it is to them.
Here’s President Obama promising to bankrupt the coal industry via regulations:
As I’ve said before, this isn’t by accident.