Here's your "war on coal."
For two generations, the electricity generated [at the GenOn power plant in Alexandria, Va.] helped power the post-World War II economic boom across the land. It provided a good living for thousands of employees and good profits for shareholders.
An unmistakable landmark, the plant’s five short smokestacks identified the Alexandria riverfront as much as the George Washington Masonic Memorial does from a hill near the King Street Metro station.
Those stacks also pushed untold tons of air pollution into the skies over the District, Maryland and Virginia, marking the plant as the largest single source of air pollution in the Washington region.
That's it, in summary. It provided cheap power and polluted like hell; now it's dead. The end.
Who does GenOn blame for the closure? Not Obama, unless "Obama" is a brand name of natural gas.