Graham: ‘We need to use the coal that God has given us’

By David Edwards
Thursday, October 22, 2009 10:16 EDT
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Sen. Lindsey Graham is willing to support a cap-and-trade bill if it allows for the expansion of offshore drilling and “clean coal” technologies. “We need to use the coal that God has given us,” Graham told Fox News’ Shannon Bream Thursday.

But Graham isn’t heartless when it comes to the damage carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses are doing to the enviroment. “I’m also willing to help the planet be a cleaner, safer place by controlling carbon in a way that doesn’t put us in the dark or out of business,” said the senator.

This video is from Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, broadcast Oct. 22, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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