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The Importance of Coal to our Economy - Cap and Trade will Bankrupt Americans

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Uploaded on Dec 24, 2008

Janet Gellici with the American Coal Council reveals the facts about coal as an affordable and clean energy source. She discusses Obama's mention of "bankrupting" the coal industry and "skyrocketing" energy costs under Obama's dangerous and costly "cap and trade" plan. Coal-generated electricity provides over half of our electricity, and if coal were to be abandoned for generation, the US would have to build 250 nuclear power plants to replace it. Solar and wind are not viable replacements at this time for to replace half our electric supply; and as the auto industry develops electric cars, electricity demand will greatly increase, further straining existing power plants. Electric cars are in truth largely coal-powered cars, but this fact is not mentioned by the left. America is energy independent in coal, and destroying the coal industry will make America far more dependent on the oil cartel and terrorist-supporting nations--and result in massive hikes in energy prices to American families.

A second look at coal is particularly warranted in the wake of Japan's nuclear crisis: how will we cover America's energy requirements if every single effective source is ruled out by the Left? America will rely upon clean coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear for decades to come until real alternatives are possible.

The American Coal Council, led by Janet Gellici, is working with the coal industry to develop and improve clean coal technologies that will give Americans clean energy without bankrupting the family budget to just pay for energy needs under reckless cap and trade schemes.

http://www.americancoalcouncil.org

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