Yes, I know a few of the power plants have gone to gas, but many have not and the layoffs are due primarily to the Obama's crusade against coal, through the EPA regulatory process. Get ready for more closings miners! Yet, Pennsylvania and Virginia are going for Obama. When are these misguided voters going to realize their bread is not buttered by Obama. The coal miners in West Virginia are against Obama. When are the rest of you going to figure this out??