Jim Gilmore gets it on energy - Bob Marshall???
Spank That Donkey is all over Bob Marshall with his posts - Warner - Marshall: Is It All About the Sierra Club? and Will Bob Marshall Help Kaine Move To Kill Virginia Coal Plant?
“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.”
Jim Gilmore is the man for SWVA.