Coal Miners Worried By ‘Dire Predictions of Job Losses’ Due to Obama Regulations

‘People need jobs, and these are high paying, good jobs for people, and they’re basically cutting them’

Coal Miners Worried By ‘Dire Predictions of Job Losses’ Due to Obama Regulations (Washington Free Beacon)

Tristate coal miners gathered to compete for the title of the best Ohio Valley Mine Rescue Team. Despite their cool, confident demeanors during the competition, they were scared about the uncertainty of the jobs as coal miners because of President Obama’s recent EPA regulations.

“People need jobs and these are high paying, good jobs for people and they’re basically cutting them,” contestant Nathan Huff told WOWK-WV.

Mark Shaver explained “If you’re not using coal, the rate of your power is going to go up. It’s going to affect not just coal mining communities, it’s going to affect everybody that has electricity.”

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