Obama now supports coal? This must be another one of his “evolving view” paradigms. The problem is, it’s impossible to both appease his enviro-fascist voter base and, at the same time, keep electricity prices from skyrocketing. Seems reminiscent of the gay marriage debacle. These are one-way roads, Mr. President. You only get to choose one.
“President Obama has set a 10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal technology,” the website conveniently now states. “The Recovery Act invested substantially in carbon capture and sequestration research, including 22 projects across four different areas of carbon capture-and-storage research and development.”
The site didn’t contain “clean coal” in an image detailing Obama’s so-called “all-ove-the-above” energy plan. It mentions biofuels, wind, nuclear, solar, etc.
Spokesman Ben LaBolt asserted that “clean coal” has been essential in the President’s approach.
As of when? Since day one he’s been hounding the EPA to bury coal-fired power plants in new regulations.
Remember this quote?: “So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can; it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.”