Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fact check: McCain ad says Obama opposes clean coal

A McCain-Palin ad claims the Obama-Biden ticket opposes clean coal. Not true.


Summary


The McCain-Palin campaign is airing radio ads in four states claiming that the Obama-Biden ticket "oppose[s] clean coal." That's false:

* Obama's energy plan, which he began promoting well over a year ago, calls for investing in "low emissions coal plants" and creating "5 'first-of-a-kind' commercial scale coal-fired plants with carbon capture and sequestration." His position in support of clean coal has been clear.

* The ad's claim rests solely on a remark Biden made when questioned while shaking hands on a rope line in Ohio. Biden said, "We’re not supporting clean coal." The campaign says he meant something else entirely. Regardless, it's Obama's energy plan that the ticket is running on.

1 comment:

David said...

quote your source! didn't your prof teach you anything?

try factcheck.org