The Alabama coal industry opposes proposed regulations by the EPA that would reduce harmful pollution from coal-fired power plants by 27 percent.
Now, members of Alabama's Public Service Commission (PSC) are jumping on the pro-coal bandwagon and are trying to bring God along for the ride.
PSC President Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh, Commissioner Jeremy Oden, Commissioner-elect Chip Beeker and Republican National Committeeman Paul Reynolds recently held a press conference in the offices of the Alabama Coal Association, noted AL.com.
They claimed the proposed EPA rules would be "an assault on our way of life" and are an intentional effort by President Obama to kill jobs, but failed to mention the harmful effects of pollution or global warming.
"We will not stand for what they are doing to our way of life in Alabama," said Cavanaugh. "We will take our fight to the EPA. I hope all the citizens of Alabama will be in prayer that the right thing will be done."
"Who has the right to take what God's given a state?" added Beeker.
"The Obama administration should be concerned about a potential world at war instead of something dumb, like a war on coal," added Reynolds. "What we're dealing with is government run amok."
The PSC has a history of trying to claim God is on their side.
RightWingWatch.org reported last year that Cavanaugh introduced John Delwin Jordan who opened a meeting with prayer against gay marriage and abortion (video below).
“We’ve taken you out of our schools, we’ve taken you out of our prayers, we’ve murdered your children, we’ve said it’s okay to have same-sex marriage, God. We have sinned,” said Jordan.