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Tue., 12:07pm: U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson pushes energy independence

July 23, 2013

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Comparing the effort to achieve energy independence to President John F. Kennedy's call to land on the moon in the 1960s, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson believes the new mission is vital....

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Jul-23-13 3:19 PM

"Bill Johnson pushes energy independence"

"Bill Johnson pushes for more pipelines so that his business buddies can sell it to Asia."


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Jul-23-13 3:40 PM

Obonehead head will never allow this.

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Jul-23-13 7:03 PM

Coal is a energy source that we desperately need, that being said. Energy companies know what the pollution standards are many years ahead, but fail to do anything about them. They would much rather complain and try to fight, than try to comply. They just don't want to spend more and see their profit margins go down. My dad was a coal miner in Pa., so I know about coal. I also know and remember when the energy company's and steel mills filled the sky with black smoke and quencher smoke. They didn't care about the effects on people, as long as they was making a profit. The EPA was created and things began to change. The EPA cleaned up the air we breathe everyday. Power plant owners have complained as far back as the EPA has existed, that they can meet the air quality standards. But guess what, they did and are still in business. You can blame Obama if you want, but he didn't set the standards and wasn't even President when they was made.

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Jul-23-13 7:23 PM

Sorry made a goof in my other post. It should of been that power company's have complained as far back as the EPA has existed, that they can't meet the pollution standards. But guess what they did and are still in business. Johnson is just trying to jump on that old band wagon about energy independence. Politicians have beat that drum so many times over the years, and things still haven't changed. Why did Johnson and his republican colleagues all vote against legislation that would have kept all oil produced here, stay here. If he truly wanted energy independence that would have been a good start. For him to even suggest that now, is a insult to every American citizen and not just those living in Ohio. Big business and the oil companies don't want true energy independence, it would hurt their profit margins. Oil company's lie same as most politicians do when it comes to making more money. When I say politicians, I'm talking about both parties.

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Jul-24-13 7:41 AM

The hard part is "If the Federal Government would just get out of the way".

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