Despite hailing from coal-rich Illinois, Obama is apparently "evolving" on the issue of clean coal, in addition to gay marriage ... From The Hill:
Republicans, earlier this week, highlighted the website to bolster their longstanding allegations that Obama has “declared war on coal.”
“Coal is still a valuable resource … and yet this administration has been open in the business of putting coal out of business,” Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), a vocal proponent of the coal industry, said during a House hearing.
“To not even mention coal as an important energy sector is unbelievable to me,” he added.
Rep. John Shimkus (R-Ill.), another advocate of coal-fired power, piled on, claiming that the administration has a “deep-seated hatred for coal and the electricity generated by coal.”
Coal-fired power releases into the atmosphere high levels of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollution, which scientists say contributes to climate change and has been shown to harm public health.
More at The Hill.