It begins... The lay offs are coming thanks to Obama's new EPA regs, which is just what our economy needed.
Four more years... I don't think so.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us...ef=todayspaperCoal Company Plans to Close Several Mines
By JESS BIDGOOD
Published: September 18, 2012
Alpha Natural Resources, one of the nation’s largest coal producers, announced on Tuesday that it planned to idle eight mines in Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, reducing its annual production by 16 million tons. The move will include laying off 1,200 of 13,000 employees. The company said that it was trying to meet the “evolving demands of a changing global coal market” and that it would continue selling coal in the United States while focusing new efforts on overseas markets.