Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Rated True: Romney stood in front of a coal plant, pointed at it and said, ‘This plant kills.’”

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October 17, 2012

The difference between the debate Tuesday night and the first Presidential debate was vast. While speaking in the Town Hall setting in New York, both candidates spoke of oil, coal and energy.

President Obama said that Republican candidate Mitt Romney changed his tune on coal, stating that in Massachusetts he ”stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said, ‘This plant kills.”


Obama said Romney has changed his tune about coal, claiming that in Massachusetts he “stood in front of a coal plant and pointed at it and said, ‘This plant kills.’”

Romney was the newly elected governor when a showdown erupted over the coal-burning Salem Harbor Power Station. Obama quoted Romney accurately when he said the governor entered the controversy by saying the plant “kills people.”

We rate his statement True.

President Obama began the debate with strong support of renewable energy, explaining that we need to invest in “solar and wind and biofuels, energy efficient cars.”

At that point, both candidates, instead of discussing climate change, seemed to be determined to trump the other over who would drill for oil more. But, it’s true that Obama’s oil production is not as dismal as the Republican candidate would like voters to believe. In fact, it’s better than the previous administration’s.

Image: ABC.