Shutting down coal mines will take away jobs

2014-02-16T00:00:00Z 2014-02-18T16:38:10Z Shutting down coal mines will take away jobs nwitimes.com
February 16, 2014 12:00 am

The June 12 article, "Greenhouse gas milestone; CO2 levels set world record," said, "The last time the worldwide carbon level was probably that high was about 2 million years ago."

The first thing that popped into my head was: What would cause this, since there were no cars, trucks, coal-fired plants, coal mining, oil drilling, etc., at that time.

My world atlas says the climate of Earth has been changing since its beginning and will continue to change. Regulations have been enacted years ago to clean up air and water.

Now the EPA is planning to put through more regulations, which will close coal mines and stop coal use in electric generating plants, and will put more people out of work and make electricity more expensive.

The progressive regime will destroy our country and put everyone on the dole. Those in charge will get richer, and we will be puppets in their hands.

- Patricia White, Hammond

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