Skip to comments.Palin Attacks Obama on Coal Production
Posted on 11/02/2008 12:41:49 PM PST by Maelstorm
Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin unleashed a new volley against Barack Obama on a four-city tour of Ohio on Sunday by touting newly released audio comments made by the Democratic presidential candidate promising to restrict the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
The issue is particularly sensitive in coal-rich Ohio, West Virginia, and Colorado. Obama made the comments to the San Francisco Chronicle in January, which were posted on YouTube over the weekend.
Obama said that under his proposal to cap greenhouse gases, energy suppliers would get incentives to develop technologies to reduce pollution and to use cleaner sources of power. So if somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can, Obama said. Its just that it will bankrupt them because theyre going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas thats being emitted.
Palin told supporters to listen to the audiotape. Youre going to hear Sen. Obama talk about bankrupting the coal industry, she said. The Alaska governor also pointed to comments that Democratic vice-presidential candidate Joe Biden made to an environmental activist, promising no more coal-fired power plants in America. Biden was videotaped, likely without his knowledge.
In an Obama-Biden administration, there would be no use for coal at all, from Wyoming to Colorado, to West Virginia and Ohio, Palin said.
The Obama campaign scrambled after Biden made his comments in September, clarifying that Obama remained committed to exploring the as-yet-undeveloped clean-coal technology in order to produce cleaner-burning coal-fired power plants.
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I’m so glad that someone else saw this too!
She's that good!
Obama...that’s going to sting!
Any mention of illegal aliens will get "C" McCain votes over "F" Obama.
uh..she is the VEEP candidate
Eager to see her up there in front running the U.S. Senate!
Ummm Riely, unless you are the straight man, Laz is trying to be funny, he has been around quite a while :-)....
No nuke plants, no coal fired plants...if the Democrats had their way, we would become a FOURTH world nation :-(
"MINE BABY MINE!"
I live in coal country.
Yeah, because all the polls say she’s unqualified to be president...
There is no way for the Obumbler to spin his way out of this one. Hopefully FOX will pick this up.
I'm sure this will be all over the network news this evening (NOT).
Drudge linked the audio:
Just how does Obama/Biden plan on fueling the country's energy needs, flower power?
How about Righteous Wind Power?
There will not be one mention of this on FOX. I sent a link to the YouTube video/audio this morning ... I am sure plenty of othres have also ... but we have silence from FOX on this issue!
I wish she would point out that Obama isn’t in favor of drilling here and mention the number of jobs that would bring to the USA rather than providing jobs to those in the Middle East.
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