Originally posted at Conservative Review

On the campaign trail, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ignited a debate on energy policy after she promised to put coal miners and coal companies “out of business” and called for new federal restrictions on hydraulic fracturing.

Answering questions at a town hall in Columbus, Ohio, Clinton stated her intention to replace coal jobs with renewable energy jobs.

“I’m the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

Clinton continued, “Now we’ve got to move away from coal and all the other fossil fuels, but I don’t want to move away from the people who did the best they could to produce the energy that we relied on.”

Clinton’s anti-fossil fuel comments were challenged by energy policy experts.

If elected president, Clinton’s plans to continue President Barack Obama’s energy policy that strongly favors renewable energy over traditional energy such as coal and natural gas.

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