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President quietly adds coal section to his re-election website
Date:14 May 2012
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President Obama's re-election team has quietly added a clean coal section to its campaign website amid complaints from Republicans about its absence. Industry leaders have for months been chafing that the president failed to mention coal as part of his calls for an all-of-the-above energy strategy. Now the website includes a list of energy priorities, including "clean coal." It says, "President Obama has set a 10-year goal to develop and deploy cost-effective clean coal technology." "The Recovery Act invested substantially in carbon capture and sequestration research," it adds, "including 22 projects across four different areas of carbon capture-and-storage research and development."