10.01.2008 0

Biden Says No to Coal

  • On: 10/23/2008 10:09:17
  • In: Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment
  • “We’re not supporting clean coal.”—Senator Joe Biden, as he campaigned in Ohio over the weekend.

    Almost daily, the Democrat Party continues to further establish itself as a clear and present danger to America’s energy security.

    Point in case: As Senator Joe Biden was making his way through a crowd in Ohio, and a green activist asked him if the Obama campaign is supporting clean coal. To which he assured her that the campaign is not. In fact, he went even further:

    “No coal plants here in America. Build them, if they’re going to, build them over there, make them clean. Because they’re killing you.”

    This was a rare moment of candor from the Democrat campaign; yet another offstage gaffe by Joe Biden when he thought the camera wasn’t running. And it conveys what Obama, Biden, and their ilk really want: no carbon-emitting energy whatsoever.

    Coal happens to power about half of all of America’s electricity needs. Coal is to electricity in America what gasoline is to transportation. To say that coal is vital to the nation’s economy would be a true understatement. It is essential.

    Mr. Biden stated that China is building 2 new coal plants a week, and he even lamented that there was nothing that America could do about it. He suggested that the U.S. government had a role to play in helping the Chinese to clean up their coal, because their pollution is “going to ruin your lungs” as the country burnt “300 years of bad coal…”

    You read that right. America should have “[n]o coal plants here”—it’s up to the American taxpayer to help the Chinese clean their coal.

    There is something decidedly sinister about this mindset. It opposes virtually every feasible American energy source—and instead, it places the profession of faith in “man-made” global warming higher than keeping the nation’s economy functioning.

    Energy is the lifeblood of the economy. It powers, heats, and cools everyone’s homes. It gets the American people to work, to the grocery store, to school—and everywhere else they need to go to enjoy the standard of living they have worked so long and hard to achieve.

    Electricity’s base load is currently provided predominantly by coal. It could be replaced—with nuclear. But that will require removing current restrictions on building new nuclear plants.

    And the same people behind those restrictions are the ones who want “[n]o coal plants here in America”: the top echelon of the Democrat Party.


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