He's said as much so as to gain political favor with the well-intentioned but misguided folks who mistakenly believe we can power our digital DJ machines by way of vegetable scraps, scum scrapings and the blessed wind, if and when it decides to blow.
And, jobs? Screw jobs if it means the clean-burning of coal. We've got extended unemployment benefits for life for all of that, for the newly-created "less fortunate."
The town of Craig, CO is dependent on the production of affordable and reliable coal energy. The onslaught of federal and state regulations on coal energy is causing this town economic hardship. Many do not realize that policy have direct consequences on individual lives.