William Yeatman from the Competitive Enterprise Institute agrees. "President Obama campaigned on a promise to bankrupt coal, and EPA is now backing up his words," Yeatman said.
"EPA has proposed or promulgated two regulations that banned entire sectors of the coal industry, and finalized a number other rules that imposed scores of billions of dollars of costs. Thousands of jobs have been prevented, and thousands of existing jobs are in peril. EPA's war on coal is the last thing the country needs in a bad economy," he said.