Jim Gray on Energy & Oil

2004 former Libertarian challenger for Senate (CA)


Let's stop mining? No, invest in coal's future

Coal once fueled the economy of Kentucky as it fueled the homes and businesses of America. Today, it's a different story: Our state is struggling because the coal industry is struggling--and it has been for a long time.

Kentucky deserves a senator that's going to fight for what's right for Kentucky and tell the truth. The combination of competition, a changing energy market and the power plan has hurt Kentucky families. That's the truth.

The economic rug has been pulled out from under many Kentucky families regardless if they worked directly in the mines. Mining jobs provide an enormous economic benefit to the entire state's economy. And after more than 200 years, it's part of our heritage and history. So it's not part of my DNA to say 'let's stop mining'. That's not the solution and it's just not feasible.

As energy markets shift we must fight to be sure coal is a bridge to the future. We CAN make a difference and invest in coal's future.

Source: 2016 Kentucky Senate campaign website GrayForKentucky.com , Sep 9, 2016

Fund clean coal via Carbon Capture and Storage

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology has the potential to make the use of coal cleaner and compliant with environmental protection regulations. Unfortunately, CCS technology has been neglected by policymakers in Washington. In this year's budget request, President Obama only asked for $600 million for the Fossil Energy program, a 5.1% decrease since last year.

We need a bold national plan to renew our efforts to develop CCS technology. When we make coal clean, we can increase demand and revitalize the coal industry and the regions where it's based while also taking steps to protect our outdoors. Here are a few important steps we need to take to start making coal work for the environment and avoid needless job loss.

Source: 2016 Kentucky Senate campaign website GrayForKentucky.com , Sep 9, 2016

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