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Gillespie Unveils Energy Agenda

Republican Nominee for U.S. Senate Ed Gillespie has unveiled his plan for U.S. energy development, which he says will boost the economy and create jobs. Gillespie says unleashing American energy is critical to grow the economy.

David Turner, a campaign spokesman for Gillespie’s Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Warner, says “Senator Warner has long advocated for an all-of-the-above approach that includes a mix of wind, solar, nuclear, offshore drilling and clean coal. It's not surprising that Gillespie's energy plan is light on details, given his record as a DC lobbyist. He lobbied for Enron while it rigged energy markets, he talked President Bush out of addressing climate change, and his firm lobbied against improved vehicle fuel standards. None of those actions has helped our economy or our environment.”