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Archive for November 3rd, 2008

Obama: Coal Powered Power Plants Will Be Bankrupted by Government Policy

Posted by iusbvision on November 3, 2008

“If somebody wants to build a coal power plant they can, it’s just that it will bankrupt them because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted,” Barack Obama said to the San Francisco Chronicle in January.

So the real question is, why did the San Francisco Chronicle sit on this until recently. They may have put it online, but this should have been front page material early in the primary, not today. Instead they put it there and didn’t tell anyone about it.  If McCain had said anything like this the elite media would have had a field day with it. This little tactic of posting explosive or important information with as little notice as posible is called “burying the lead”. It is one of the most often used forms of media bias.

This is the man who will get energy prices down?

 

Obama: Under my plan electricity prices will skyrocket

You know, when I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, uh, you know — Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it — whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.

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