Jim Gilmore Attends 29th annual Eastern Coal Council Conference and Exposition - Marshall & Warner no shows
FYI - Sierra Club Bob Marshall was not there. I doubt he was invited. Mark Warner was invited, but did not attend.
"The United States must start taking full advantage of its available coal and oil reserves to attain energy independence, Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Gilmore of Virginia said Tuesday.
The former governor of Virginia, during the closing speech at the 29th annual Eastern Coal Council Conference and Exposition held at MeadowView Conference Resort and Convention Center, said that means building the proposed Dominion coal-fired electric plant in Wise County and drilling for oil in Alaska and offshore."(LINK)
Some Jim Gilmore quotes
“The number one issue in this Senate race is energy”
Gilmore recalled recently asking a desk clerk at an Abingdon hotel what was bothering her and getting an answer he said he gets over and over again on the campaign trail.
“Just like that: Gas prices. ‘What’s bothering me is gas prices,’” Gilmore recalled the clerk said. He said the clerk said she worked two jobs to make ends meet and was spending $250 a month on gas, based on prices about three weeks ago.
“I’m more concerned about that desk clerk over at that Hampton Inn than caribou (in Alaska),”
“Coal is a strategic national asset for the United States and must be part of our energy solution,” Gilmore said. “We have more coal than Saudi Arabia has oil.”
“We need to recognize the use of coal has tripled since 1970 and yet our air is much cleaner,” Gilmore said. “If we use sensible types of approaches, we can harmonize these things and use this great asset that we have in the United States.”
“It may take a few years to do this, but if we say that we are going to be more decisive and use all the elements of our national power to create energy independence for this country, that includes oil, you’re going to see a reaction,”
“We’ll have to find the economic levers if our power is to break the [oil] cartel ... the first and most fundamental thing is that we’re going to use the sinews of America’s economic power ... and that is oil and coal.”
Indeed. Now please tell me again why me and my coal dust mafia friends should support anyone but Gilmore?