At a town hall event in Ohio with CNN, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton told the crowd that her energy policies are “gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”
“I am the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean, renewable energy as the key into coal country,” Clinton said, “because we’re gonna put a lot of coalminers and coal companies out of business.”
She went on to say the government has to invest in “clean, renewable energy” to bring jobs back.
“We’re gonna make it clear that we don’t want to forget those people,” she said. “Those people labored in mines for generations, losing their heath, often losing their lives to turn on our lights and power our factories. Now we’ve got to move away from coal, and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did they best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”
— WVGOP (@WVGOP) March 14, 2016