As the rest of the world gears up to massively increase their carbon footprint, Obama is moving to put the US out of the coal business. That won't keep worldwide coal production from soaring. It just takes the US out of the coal business. Obama has made no effort at all to get global partners to sign on board. Instead, the US is walking this plank all alone.
This is in keeping with the Obama strategy of strangling the US economy to gain accolades from the Harvard coffee houses.
Once again, American workers will bear the brunt of the Obama agenda. It is not enough to have the worst economic recovery on historical record (at least since 1850). Now, with Obamacare on the horizon, Obama provides one more nail to the coffin of American prosperity with his arbitrary EPA war on the American worker and energy user.
The route to third world status is paved with good intentions and truckloads of hubris.