This isn’t a big story, but it is a story of the consequences of the Obama’s determination to destroy the coal industry. Jobs lost and the “other little things” that go with living in a company town. Once in awhile it’s a good thing to put a face on the misery that is being caused for little or no reason. Especially this time of year.
Residents of Prenter Camp, W.Va. woke up one morning to no showers or tap water. The Boone County township had its water supply shut off with no notice or explanation, and is now uncertain where to turn for a solution.
The water supply used to be guaranteed through a relationship with the local coal mining company, which has since gone out of business. As reported on the Metro News website:
The power bill for the pump house… had always been paid by Patriot Coal. Patriot is now bankrupt and gone. The company which shut off the power this week was ERPS Oil… ERPS is an oil and gas exploration company. [ERPS] paid the bill for a couple of months after Patriot Coal was dissolved, but apparently stopped paying this week.
“If we don’t get some emergency help to get water put back in this is a health concern,” she said. “We can’t take showers, we can’t flush our commode, we’ll need drinking water eventually. This is something that really needs to be jumped on, but it seems like we’re not getting any help.”
Bonus information why the above is happening. Regulations.
The Daily Caller reports:
An Obama administration official has said that the new clean coal rules could increase electricity prices by as much as 80 percent.
Dr. Julio Friedmann, the deputy assistant secretary for clean coal at the Department of Energy, told House lawmakers that the first generation of carbon capture and storage technology would increase wholesale electricity prices by “70 or 80 percent.”
The Obama administration’s plan to fight global warming includes limiting carbon dioxide from new power plants. In order for new coal-fired power plants to be built, however, they would need to install costly carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.