WWJ 950 News Radio (2/24): "A total of $350,000 in federal stimulus funds awarded to Western Michigan University is being used to continue WMU's efforts aimed at developing clean coal technology that could result in a major new economic development opportunity for Michigan."
Rep. Rick Nelson (D-Ky.), WYMT News (2/24): "If you live in Louisville and you flip that switch on… you are using Kentucky coal. Without it I guess you'd be burning a candle," he said. "We need help for our coal mines and coal miners. That is our way of life for the last 100 years and I think it will be for the next 100 years."
Stephen L. Johnson, EPA administrator under President George W. Bush, Washington Times (2/25): "[T]he potential regulation of greenhouse gases under any portion of the Clean Air Act could result in an unprecedented expansion of EPA authority that would have a profound effect on virtually every sector of the economy and touch every household in the land."
WVNS (2/25): "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now says that if it regulates climate-warming emissions from stationary sources it will phase the regulation in gradually. The statement from EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson came in a Feb. 22 response to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., and seven other coal-state senators who sought clarification of the agency's plans. Putting into words the concerns of many, the senators wrote that the EPA's planned regulation of greenhouse gas, or GHG, emissions under the Clean Air Act threatens an already weak economy. They said congressional action is preferable."