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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Obama/Biden Ticket: No Coal For America
According to the Politico, Joe Biden made a comment to an anti-pollution supporter at a rally in Ohio saying that he does not support coal energy for the United States.
""No coal plants here in America," he said. "Build them, if they're going to build them, over there. Make them clean."
"We're not supporting clean coal," he said of himself and Obama. They do, on paper, support clean coal.
Doesn't Biden realize that coal production for energy would bring jobs to Southwest Virginia? Coal is a renewable resource that could provide an alternative to heating fuel in the winter. With the rising prices of fuel, coal is another available, lower cost option for many families.
The most surprising part is that there are radio commercials by an energy advocacy group stating that Barack Obama supports coal energy, yet he has not denounced his running mate's comments. Also, Tim Kaine, who is Obama's biggest cheerleader has not denounced the comments either, even when he knows that coal production is one of the major employers of those in Southwest Virginia.