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VIDEO: Biden Claimed Coal Power Is More Dangerous Than Terrorism

Posted By Lachlan Markay On May 11, 2012 @ 1:24 pm In Featured,Scribe | Comments Disabled

Video from 2007 shows then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) claiming that coal power and corn syrup are more deadly than terrorism.

The remarks will likely prove a headache for an administration that is trying to distance itself from its anti-coal image.

As Scribe reported on Friday [1], the Obama campaign adjusted its website to promote its work with “clean coal” in the wake of an embarrassing showing in the Democratic primary in coal-intensive West Virginia. Obama lost 41% of the vote there to federal prison inmate – a fact the state’s Democratic Party chairman attributed directly to the administration’s stance on coal power.

In a video from the 2008 campaign, Biden can be seen decrying even “clean coal” power – which the Obama campaign made a point of lauding this week – and insisting that the Obama team is “not supporting clean coal…No coal plants here in America.”

Obama’s policies have borne out that philosophy [2]. A recent regulation issued by the Environmental Protection Agency would effectively end the coal industry by preventing any new coal plants from being constructed.

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[1] reported on Friday: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/11/obama-campaign-quietly-adds-clean-coal-to-energy-policy-website/

[2] borne out that philosophy: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/05/03/the-human-consequences-of-epas-war-on-coal/

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