(House of Representatives - June 25, 2013)

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                     PRESIDENT OBAMA'S WAR ON COAL

  (Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia asked and was given permission to address 
the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Ladies and gentlemen of the House, I too am 
here to discuss the President's war on coal.
  The President would have you believe that we must choose between the 
environment and affordable, reliable energy, but that is not the case. 
There is a better way, and the President could even take some credit.
  Based on research that is currently out there, there are technologies 
that the Department of Energy has invested in on clean coal which will 
make a huge difference and will allow us to use our abundant coal 
resources and protect the environment. But instead of focusing on those 
possibilities, and focusing on that, the President, instead, wants to 
regulate coal out of existence.
  The timelines that will be set up will not allow this new technology 
to take place in a timeframe that will work for the American public and 
for our economy. So, folks, there is a better way, and I urge the 
President to stop the war on coal and seek the better path.