"So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it's just that it will bankrupt them because they're going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that's being emitted.
"That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel and other alternative energy approaches."
-- Barack Obama -- January 17, 2008 --
He gets his wish.
Consol Energy to Close Mine In Buchanan County.
With Another Mine In Tazewell, County Set To Do The Same
At least 600 Southwest Virginians are being put out of work. Probably forever.
Meanwhile, the party in Charlotte continues.