President Obama recently gave NPR an interview where he made comments that will infuriate many Americans on the issue of coal. Obama’s heavy handed ideologically driven regulations have put a serious drain on the industry, leading many to say the administration is waging a war on coal. The President actually said Americans are justified in thinking so.
President Barack Obama says there are â€œperfectly legitimateâ€ reasons to believe that there is a â€œwar on coal.â€
Obama made the remarks during an NPR interview airing on Monday as he was explainingÂ that there are â€œperfectly good reasonsâ€ to object to his policies.
â€œIf youâ€™re living in a town that historically has relied on coal and you see coal jobs diminishing, youâ€™re probably gonna be more susceptible to the argument that Iâ€™ve been wiping out the economy in your area,â€ Obama explained. â€œIt doesnâ€™t matter if I tell them actually itâ€™s probably because natural gas is a lot cheaper now so it doesnâ€™t pay to build coal plants.â€
â€œIf somebody tells you that this is because of Obamaâ€™s war on coal, well you know thatâ€™s an argument that you may be sympathetic to. And thatâ€™s perfectly legitimate.â€
Obama’s pursuing his environmental agenda with no regard for the impact it will have on everyday working Americans.