Power companies were spending huge sums to implement clean coal technology until Obama made it clear that nothing they did would be good enough to satisfy the leftwing opposition to fossil fuels.<quoted text>
Heaven forbid, CLEAN energy should get subsidized....
"My Clear Skies legislation will cut power-plant pollution and improve the health of our citizens. And my budget provides strong funding for leading-edge technology, from hydrogen-fueled cars to clean coal to renewable sources such as ethanol. Four years of debate is enough. I urge Congress to pass legislation that makes America more secure and less dependent on foreign energy."
— President George W. Bush, State of the Union, February 2, 2005
Clean coal technology was stopped dead in its tracks.