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Wed Dec 13, 2017, 03:14 PM

4. Consider the following language (from his website)

The consequences of our unchecked use of fossil fuels for our planet and our health have been clear for decades. Period. Clean air and clean water are not controversial. They are essential to our health, our prosperity, and our quality of life. We should be encouraging investment in renewable energy and conservation as ways to create new jobs and make ourselves energy independent.

Having said that, I fully appreciate and understand the impacts that environmental regulations have had on many people and businesses. I am the son of a steelworker and the grandson of a coal miner. I have enormous sympathy with the families in our state that have seen their incomes decline or their jobs vanish as coal prices have dropped. Rather than promise that miners can return for generations to dangerous, scarcely regulated jobs, I believe America must step up to provide a safety net of health care and job retraining for these workers and prepare all children in Alabama for a 21st century economy.

I have no doubt that, by the standards here, he's generally conservative.

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