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Monday, June 18, 2007

Century of the Common Iowan: Edwards Calls for Halt on Coal Plants in the Backyard of Proposed Coal Plant

Excerpted from this post at Century of the Common Iowan

John Edwards called for a halt on coal-fired power plants in Marshalltown, where a proposed $1 billion, 600 mw coal-fired power plant is being proposed by Alliant Energy. Edwards said... "...we need to use coal sequestration technology and not build anymore coal plants until this technology is available." I assumed Edwards was not informed about the proposed power plant in town when I first heard this comment. However, after the event, I overheard a local reporter ask if Edwards was aware of Alliant's proposed coal-fired power plant. Edwards said he doesn't believe in changing his position based on what town he is speaking in. This makes me think Edwards knew about the plant was once again taking a principled stand on the issue.

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