Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) said Wednesday he is “disturbed” by a section of President Obama’s campaign website that omits coal-fired power in outlining the president’s “all-of-the-above” energy plan.
“President Obama has gone around the country, like many of us, and he’s talked about, ‘we want and all-of-the-above’ energy policy,’” Whitfield, the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Energy and Power subcommittee, said at a hearing Wednesday morning.
“There’s one glaring absence and that has to be coal, which still provides almost 50 percent of the electricity in America.”
Whitfield, a vocal supporter of the coal industry, showed a section of Obama’s campaign website during the hearing. The page includes a graphic that outlines the president’s much-touted “all-of-the-above” energy plan, with energy sources such as oil, natural gas, biofuels, wind, solar and nuclear.