Romney: 'I don’t believe in putting our coal under the ground forever'
By Zack Colman - 10/05/12 09:02 PM EDT
“When the president was running for office, he said that if you built a new coal-fired power plant, why, you’d go bankrupt,” Romney said. “Well, I don’t believe in putting our coal under the ground forever. I believe we should take advantage of it, put American workers back to work so we can use a resource that’s abundant, and cheap and can be burned in a clean way.”
Romney and Republicans have said EPA rules rolled out during Obama’s term explain the coal industry’s recent struggles. They say those rules show the president is not serious about including coal in his energy policy.