Baard Energy / Coal / Energy

Strickland: President not at war with coal industry

Ted Strickland, along with a number of local Democratic leaders, gathered outside the new V & M Star mill in Girard Thursday afternoon to tout Barack Obama's energy policies.

GIRARD — “‘In fact, the President has said just the opposite, and he followed through with resources. Five billion dollars from this administration has gone into efforts to do the research that will enable us to use coal in a way that is environmentally acceptable,’ Strickland said.

However, the man behind a multi-billion dollar energy plant project in Columbiana County might disagree.

John Baardson, president of Baard Energy, has said he ran into stiff resistance from the Obama White House over plans to convert coal to liquid fuel, ultimately forcing him to switch to a natural gas-fired project.”

WYTV 33 News

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