Obama & McCain On Coal

By | September 27, 2008

Where do the presidential candidates stand on coal?

barack obama
Barack Obama:

Supports “clean coal.” Supports coal-to-liquid fuels if they emit 20% less carbon over their lifecycle than conventional fuels. Says he would use “whatever tools are necessary to stop new dirty coal plants from being built in America — including a ban on new traditional coal facilities.”

john mccain
John McCain:

Supports “clean coal.” Proposes spending $2 billion a year to help develop clean-coal technologies.

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