Coalfield legislator reacts to Virginia commission on climate changeOf course, Phil's a Democrat, so he has to believe in all that silly global warming idiocy too:
By Bill Archer, Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield, Va. — Virginia State Senator Phillip P. Puckett, D-Russell, whose 38th senatorial district covers a large part of Southwest Virginia coal country, said Friday that he was pleased by Gov. Tim Kaine’s Commission on Climate Change’s decision to remove language from its proposed policy statement that would have put a halt to the construction of new coal-fired power plants until carbon-capturing technology has been perfected.
“That would have killed the Dominion Power plant out here,” Puckett said during a telephone interview from his district office in Lebanon, Va. (link)
“We’ve tried to look at a balanced approach to addressing the climate change issue,” Puckett said. Puckett is a member of the Virginia Coal & Energy Commission. “I don’t see how this country will keep moving if you shut down coal. It’s the best hope we have to meet our future economic challenges.”The climate change issue.
The climate change issue that politicians are now fighting scientists over: As more and more scientists are finding - with actual empirical data - that it isn't occurring, Democrats are fighting mightily to stop it. (Can't they declare victory and come out of the wilderness?)
In any case, Mr. Puckett supports the coal industry. No word, though, on whether he supports Obama and his anti-coal administration. Any bets?