Skip to comments.Hillary wants coal Power
Posted on 11/05/2007 4:06:54 PM PST by mission9
Hillary Clinton released her energy plan in Iowa today and a big part of it depends on clean coal technologies. Recognizing that "Coal plays a major role in America's energy mix, powering fifty percent of America's electricity generation, and we still have enormous coal reserves," Sen. Clinton's plan calls for speeding up research and development of carbon capture and storage technology. Her plan calls for:
Immediate funding for 10 large scale carbon capture and storage projects<
These plants would use a range of coal types, power plant types and storage locations
Moving quickly to develop the regulatory framework to ensure that carbon storage can be done safely and reliably.
Sen. Clinton's plan, entitled "Powering America's Future," which calls for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and promotes energy independence, contains the most detailed provisions for developing clean coal she has issued to date. She recognizes that coal is a major source of energy in America and that we must build the technology so we can use it cleanly. This is the message ABEC members have been sharing with elected officials and candidates at all levels of government, and an example of how we are making a difference.
For a comparison on the energy positions of all the major candidates, please read our October newsletter.
Also in the news today, ABEC's Executive Director makes the point, in a letter-to-the-editor in USA Today, that eliminating all U.S.-based emissions of mercury isn't going to solve global mercury emissions problems. Most human-caused mercury emissions come from countries like China, which doesn't have the same pollution requirements that we do. This is an example of why ABEC is also calling on the presidential candidates to support a global leadership role for the United States in combating pollution and climate change. Further it's a reason to invest in clean coal technology so we can make it available to other nations.
We will continue to keep you updated on the presidential candidates and their commitment to America's Power.
Hillary wants COOL POWER?
Gee, doesn’t she know that coal mining damages the environment and might harm the habitat of the triple anus, crosseyed, one legged newt?
Well, I guess she’s not gonna’ carry Kansas.
(recently rejected an application for a new coal power-plant)
I don’t believe this b!tch but I’m impressed she said it. Clean coal has a great future. It’s the eco-Nazis who are getting permits denied for new clean coal plants
It’s good, except for the global warming nonsense attached to it. Sequestration is required because of pollution in general and regulations...not for carbon dioxide.
Coal should be pursued as an oil replacement, that is, a replacement energy source for our transportation fuels.
So why are the democrats pushing this horrible bill which will penalize our miners and mining companies so badly?
H.R. 2262: Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007
“The following summary is provided by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan government entity that serves Congress and is run by the Library of Congress. The summary is taken from the official website THOMAS.
Hardrock Mining and Reclamation Act of 2007 - Applies this Act to any mining claim, millsite claim, or tunnel site claim located under the general mining laws.
Conditions federal issuance of a patent for any mining claim located under the general mining laws upon specified determinations made by the Secretary of the Interior.
Subjects production of locatable minerals from a mining claim to a royalty of 8 % of the net smelter return.
Sets forth requirements governing: (1) lands open to location; (2) environmental protection standards, including reclamation, in connection with mineral activities on mining claims, millsite claims, or tunnel site claims; and (3) state or local law that meets or exceeds requirements of this Act.
Establishes the Abandoned Locatable Minerals Mine Reclamation Fund and the Locatable Minerals Community Impact Assistance Fund.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretaries) to establish user fees to reimburse federal expenditures in administering this Act.
Requires the Secretaries to inspect and monitor mineral activities to ensure compliance with the environmental protection requirements of this Act.
Amends the Energy Policy Act of 1992 to subject oil shale claims to the reclamation requirements of this Act.
Declares the Multiple Minerals Development Act, and specified federal law regarding unpatented mining claims, applicable to all mining claims located under the general mining laws and maintained in compliance with this Act.
Subjects deposits of specified mineral materials to disposal only under the Materials Act of 1947.”
TELL US HILLARY, HOW YOU ARE GOING TO HELP THE MINERS BY TRAHSING OUR ABILITY TO MINE?
Note that this gives out of US mining companies a big advantage over our mining concerns.
Forgot the link:
You win the GRAND PRIZE. In all seriousness, COAL IS THE ANSWER, along with ANWR, Gulf drilling, cont. 48 drilling & NUKES.
I see Hillary's name and I turn into a smarta$$.
Cracking coal to oil, with the help of nuclear to energize the process...would fix this whole darn problem of imported oil.
We know a great place where we could get a phat lot of coal, now don’t we?
Hillary wants coal -—
Good! Everyone put a lump of it in her Christmas stocking!
Bush wants clean coal, dingy Harry Reid wants no coal, Peloser wants, well who knows what she wants or what it is for.
[Clean coal has a great future.]
I may be wrong but I recall Iowa coal is D I R T Y.
I can’t believe nobody sees the scam here!
Hillary says she is in favor of clean coal technology and proposes funding research.
Coal states rejoice.
Environmentalists complain......so Hillary tells them that the research must come first and result in no environmental damage.
Hence, Hillary is in favor of coal and will never allow coal all in the same breath.
C’mon Freepers! Don’t fall for her dribble like so many did with her husband!
Someone FINALLY told her about “clean” coal and the reserves available. She’s been kissing “butt” with “the corn people” until now. I swear...she doesn’t know “common news” in the energy supply industry.
[Peloser wants, well who knows what she wants or what it is for.]
Peloser and hellary think coal is what Obama has all over his face.
That does it! I’m voting for Hillary and King Coal.
Joe Lucas is the Executive Director of ABEC. Previously he was undersecretary to Hazel O’Leary at the DoE under Slick. IIRC, this was around the time that BJ made those coal deposits out west “off limits” thereby giving a huge boost to the Riadi family.
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