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FLASHBACK: Would Obama Repeat Same Cap-And-Trade Promise If He Was In Birmingham Today?

- March 13, 2012

CAMPAIGNING IN ALABAMA IN 2008, OBAMA SAID THAT HE WOULD IMPLEMENT CAP-AND-TRADE

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Senator Barack Obama: “I mean we send a billion dollars every day to foreign nations because of our addiction to foreign oil, and in the bargain we drive up our gas prices because of high demand, so it’s hitting you in the pocket book. We’re melting the polar ice caps -- you know Alabama is hot enough during the summer, if this thing gets warmer you’re guys are going to be in trouble -- And we’re empowering enemies like Iran, making them more powerful because they export oil. So we’ve got to change our energy policy. I’m going to cap the emission of green house gases that are making the planet warmer. We are going to take some of the money that we charge polluters and we are going to invest it in solar, and wind, and biodiesel, green technologies that can create jobs and opportunity in rural Alabama and rural Illinois and put people back to work. We could put young people back in inner cities working to make our buildings more energy efficient; train them in new jobs for the future.” (Senator Barack Obama, Remarks At A Campaign Event At The University Of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, 1/26/08)

  • While Campaigning For President In 2008, Barack Obama Said That His Cap-And-Trade Program Would Bankrupt Coal-Powered Plants. OBAMA: “So, if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them, because they are going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With The San Francisco Chronicle’s Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/17/08)
  • Obama: “Under My Plan Of A Cap-And-Trade System, Electricity Rates Would Necessarily Skyrocket.” OBAMA: “When I was asked earlier about the issue of coal, you know, under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I’m capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it, whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers.” (Sen. Barack Obama, Interview With The San Francisco Chronicle’s Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle, 1/17/08)

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