Today, President Obama and Vice President Biden are hosting a bipartisan group of governors at the White House as the National Governors Association ends its winter meeting in Washington, DC.
Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D-Mont.), along with other Democratic governors, met with President Obama on Friday where they discussed ideas to spur job growth. Schweitzer appeared on MSNBC after his meeting, saying investments in energy infrastructure, including clean coal, are critical to our economic prosperity:
Today will also be the chance for newly elected governors to share their ideas as well. As part of his plan during the campaign to grow energy infrastructure in his state, Gov. Tom Corbett (R-Pa.) says that cultivating Pennsylvania’s coal resources is important to creating jobs and lower energy costs:
Pennsylvania’s energy resources are a critical component to revitalizing our economy, growing job opportunities and positioning the commonwealth in the global marketplace … Coal is an abundant resource in Pennsylvania and growing the mining industry is dependent on embracing clean coal technologies.
An ACCCE-commissioned study last year showed that investments in advanced coal technologies would mean over 3,300 jobs in Montana and over 4,100 jobs in Pennsylvania. To learn more about advanced coal technology projects in Montana, Pennsylvania or any other state, check out our clean coal technology research map.