Election 2012

New Romney ad features Obama’s ‘war on coal’

New Romney ad features Obama’s 'war on coal'

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has released a new television ad  targeting President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” to remind voters in the key swing states of Ohio and Pennsylvania the incumbent Democrat is not a fan of the industry.

The ad titled “Bankrupt” said, “President Obama is attacking Mitt Romney because Mitt Romney supports coal miners. In 2008, Barack Obama said building a coal-powered plant will bankrupt you. President Obama wages war on coal while we lose jobs to China. We can’t afford four more years.”

An estimated 2,000 in the coal industry have lost their jobs this year, another 7,000 jobs are expected to be cut if a new rule takes effect regulating stream buffer zones.

The ad recaps comments Obama made in 2008: “If somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”

Policies issued by the Environmental Protection Agency affecting the coal industry have so annoyed leaders of the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) they have so far refused to endorse Obama for a second term.

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