On the heels of the Democratic party working out their strongest-ever position on climate change, the Republicans opted for a hardline stance in the opposite direction Tuesday. At a policy meeting in advance of next week’s Republican National Convention, the RNC unanimously approved this position on coal: “It’s an abundant, clean, affordable, reliable, domestic energy resource.”
Adding “clean” to the Republican vision board was a last-minute tweak by delegate David Barton, who said it should be added “particularly because [of] the technology we have now.”
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