Today in Southeast Ohio, Mitt Romney played loose with the facts when it comes to President Obama’s support of coal workers and clean coal in Ohio, as well as his own history with coal.
Campaign spokeswoman Lis Smith sets the record straight:
“Only one candidate in this race actually has a record of finding a clean future for coal and that’s President Obama. President Obama has increased investments in the research and development of clean coal technology and employment in the mining industry hit a 15-year high in 2011. This stands in stark contrast to Mitt Romney, who, as governor of Massachusetts, spoke out against coal jobs and said that a coal-fired plant “kills people.” This is just another issue where Mitt Romney is not being honest with the American people.”
Under President Obama, employment in the coal mining industry has reached its highest level since 1996, and his investments in the industry are helping develop the next generation of coal-fired power-plants.
Investing in clean coal technologies is an integral part of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, and Ohioans can see through Mitt Romney's falsehood.
While Mitt Romney claims to be a proponent of the coal industry today, his actions as Governor of Massachusetts tell a different story.
Romney is playing politics when it comes to coal—click here to get the facts on President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, and share them with your friends and family.