Obama's fake war on coal

Barack Obama's recent climate change speech had coal backers up in arms, but in reality their technology was already on the outer – and it will remain that way unless carbon capture technology makes giant strides forward.

"The president has declared war on coal," West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin complained last month.

Manchin, a Democrat, was responding to President Barack Obama's much-heralded announcement that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop new emission standards for existing power plants.

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