COAL GETS STARRING ROLE IN REPUBLICAN PARTY PLATFORM

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17 july 2016

Coal gets leading role in GOP's energy platform
By John Siciliano Washington Examiner 7/17/16

Coal is looking at a starring role during the Republican national convention, as support for clean coal takes a step toward greater bipartisan support.

The fossil fuel was included in the draft political platform ahead of this week's convention in Cleveland.

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., who serves as the Republican National Committee's platform chairman, said the final platform would seek to lay out an agenda that reverses the "failed" policies of the Obama administration. Barrasso's state is home to one of the nation's largest coal regions.

The draft platform includes a sentence in support of "clean coal," an edit offered by David Barton, a Texas delegate.

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