Coal supporters barred from Obama campaign rallies
The Obama-Biden campaign hasn’t exactly been rolling out the red carpet for clean coal advocates.
The Washington Examiner reports that clean coal supporters had t-shirts, hats and signs taken as they went through security at a Virginia rally for Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday, while others said they were prevented from entering the rally after an official who had previously confiscated the shirts said the event was private.
At a Bowling Green, Ohio, rally for President Barack Obama on Wednesday, clean coal supporters wearing their t-shirts and hats were asked to leave, which was filmed by both their video tracker and by an event video tracker.
Lisa Camooso Miller, vice president for media relations for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, told the Examiner that restrictions on coal advocates have “been going on for months.”
She added that “ours is an issue awareness campaign. We bracket both Romney and Obama with street teams. We do it everywhere but 2012 was the first time we’ve been told we can’t do it.”
ACCCE was reportedly bewildered by these actions because they have been pressing both the Romney and Obama campaigns to support high tech coal plants.
Read more: Coal supporters barred from Obama campaign rallies | The Daily Caller
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