Tuesday, September 23, 2008

McCain-Palin Will Protect SW Virginia Coal Jobs and Promote Clean Coal Technology

McCain-Palin Campaign Announces Coalition to Protect Coal Jobs

For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Tuesday, September 23, 2008

ARLINGTON, VA -- Congresswoman Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV), former Virginia Governor and Senator George Allen, former Congressman Scott McInnis (R-CO) and RNC Chairman Mike Duncan will announce the McCain-Palin campaign's Coalition to Protect Coal Jobs, a nationwide group including members of Congress, state government and other influential leaders. The coalition will help spread the message about the importance of clean coal technology and the advantages of tapping the country's vast coal reserves. As part of John McCain's "all of the above" energy plan, the Lexington Project, clean coal will be a strong component of the drive to energy independence. In addition to providing domestic energy, the coal industry is a key part of the economy in several states.

John McCain's support for clean coal technology is in sharp contrast to that of his opponents. Joe Biden visited Virginia on Saturday, saying that he was a "hard-coal miner" and that it was "nice to be back in coal country" while Obama supporter, Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA) said "Senator Obama's a friend of coal."
But just two days later in Ohio, Senator Biden said he wants "no coal plants here in America" and that he and Senator Obama are "not supporting clean coal."

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