In the clip above, Joe Biden tells a supporter that China can build Coal Plants over there, but there will be no Coal Plants built in America. Did he just hand the states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan over to John McCain?
My question to Senator Biden is: What do you do about the first Clean Coal Plant that is already in the works in Benwood, West Virginia? Will you now tie up permits for this plant or send armies of environmentalists to the area to slow the process down and effectively kill all of the new jobs that this is about to bring to the State of West Virginia?
On July 28, 2008, CONSOL energy announced that it intends to develop through a joint venture, their first U. S. Coal gasification and liquefaction plant in West Virginia-an $800 million investment in the state. It will help the State of West Virginia become a leader in a new direction for energy independence. It has the potential to transform West Virginia from a major coal-producing state to a national energy center as well.
This proposal will not only help West Virginia, but the Ohio Valley which includes Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. It is expected to bring 500 new construction jobs to Ohio Valley residents. It will also employ 60 full time hires for it's operation once completed. This is just the first of it's kind planned for the Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia areas and could be expanded quickly to states like Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Joe Biden, Barack Obama and the other Democrats have been beholden to the environmentalists on drilling for oil. What are the odds that they will now bail on these groups and support clean-coal technology? Ohio Valley residents, many who continue to lose jobs under Democrat-controlled local governments, should be wary of promises made one day and denied the next.
I am sure that the campaign will be doing damage-control shortly, but rest assured you heard the truth from the horses mouth!!