At the risk of offending my friend and former colleague: Brad, you have a pretty limited vision of the "war on coal"!
First, though, an aside regarding you, you "old Norwegian." Norway's predominant political party is the Labour Party, whose commitment is to "social welfare." Wikipedia goes on to describe this party in terms that most conservatives today would call "Socialism" (yet another buzz-word for the "evil" Obama administration). You're probably better off referring to your other roots in South Dakota.