October 13, 2012
BEALLSVILLE - Coal miners at the American Energy Corp. Century Mine
said they want President Barack Obama to stop what they term the war on
coal - and to stop spreading mistruths about them.
gathered Friday afternoon to express their opposition to Obamas energy
and environmental policies, which they believe threaten their jobs.
Miner Mitch Miracle read aloud a letter the miners mailed to Obama that
outlines some of their concerns.
The miners said Obamas campaign
team is running ads filled with blatantly false statements about the
miners regarding their participation in Republican presidential
candidate Mitt Romneys August campaign stop at the Century Mine. These
ads assert that the miners were forced to attend the event by the mines
owner, Robert Murray.
There are numerous false statements and absolute lies concerning our
participation in this event, mostly started by a local shock jock radio
host, the miners letter to Obama states. Why would you (Obama) lie about
the 500 working miners who have signed this letter? We, the employees
of the Century Mine would request you immediately stop these false ads. (Continues)