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Congress Debates Coal-fired Power Plants for Rural Areas (Jul 20, 2007)
The federal government gives billions of dollars of low-interest loans to build coal-fired power plants in rural America, and Oklahoma utility companies have applied for some of those loans. Environmentalists argue these plants are too dirty, and their emissions are enough to offset all state and federal efforts to slow global warming. Now Oklahoma lawmakers are fighting to keep the subsidies against a White House proposing funding cuts. Guests include Representatives Frank Lucas and Tom Cole, the Sierra Club's Director of Global Warming and Energy David Hamilton and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO Glenn English (4 minutes).

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