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Posted on 02/23/2010 9:43:38 AM PST by EternalVigilance
BILL JOHNSON FOR U.S. SENATE
February 23, 2010
Contact: Bill Johnson
ELKTON — Kentucky GOP U.S. Senate Candidate Bill Johnson today issued the following statement about the Kentucky coal industry:
“Dr. Paul claims that coal is dirty and one of the least favorable forms of energy. I believe that Washington is dirty and needs cleaned up. Coal is an abundant God given resource that improves our quality of life. Let’s mine.
“Low cost energy generated from coal is fundamental to our quality of life in Kentucky and around the country. Coal powers our homes, businesses, and public services across the state. The bottom line is that coal creates jobs and is one of the least expensive forms of electricity generation.
“Aluminum production is an energy intensive industry. Because of coal, Kentucky was the #1 in primary aluminum shipments in 2005 and continues to be a major aluminum producing state. Steel production, also energy intensive, is also a major industry in Kentucky. These are just two examples of jobs created from the coal industry.
“Kentucky remains rich in coal, but production in Kentucky has decreased by approximately 30% since 1990. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other government agencies are standing between Kentucky and our natural resources. It is time to ABOLISH the EPA and get the federal government out of our way.
“I support all forms of coal removal including mountain top removal and development. I stand firmly against cap and trade legislation as well as all new taxes on energy.
I have not followed this race closely. How is Johnson doing in the latest polls?
Sources inside the Grayson campaign confirm that these numbers line up with their internal polling.
That is that vanity poll that no one has heard of right? You pay them $500.00 dollars and they tell you that you are doing great?
Real clear politics does not list that poll on their site.
Isn’t that one poll, why does it say polls?
Sounded good until he got to the “mountain top removal” bit. Sure it’s a cheaper way to get coal out of the ground, but the process absolutely destroys the locality. And forget about the projects that claim they can backfill and build golf courses and airports- they never work out and are geologically unstable.
V, thanks for the thread.
...for those interested.
Rand Paul: http://www.randpaul2010.com/
Trey Grayson: www.treygraysonforsenate.com
Bill Johnson: http://kentuckybill.com
Looks like “Undecided” is ahead to me, if the poll is legit. I guess I need to send Rand some money, if a Democrat turned RINO and a candidate who has no chance of beating the ‘Rat nominee are leading.