House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi doubled-down on former President Barack Obama’s “war on coal” this week; unveiling her plan to shutter over 30% of US coal plants by 2020 should her party retake control of Congress.
“Under President Obama, we went on to pass the Waxman-Markey American Clean Energy and Security Act in the House. But we were stopped in the Senate by the coal industry,” Pelosi said Thursday.
“For this and other reasons, I’m so grateful to [Former New York City Mayor] Michael Bloomberg’s ‘Beyond Coal’ initiative working with the Sierra Club. It is so essential,” she added.
“[Beyond Coal] advocates retiring a third of the nation’s coal plants by 2020, replacing most retired coal plants with “clean energy solutions such as wind, solar, and geothermal” and ‘keeping coal in the ground in places like Appalachia and Wyoming’s Powder River Basin,’” writes Fox News.
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