Romney and Coal or Obama and Wind?

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"Republican Mitt Romney vowed to step up coal production while President Barack Obama mocked him for opposing a windmill tax credit, in a rare debate over energy policy on the campaign trail."

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Reuters, Steve Holland and Jeff Mason

Republican Mitt Romney vowed to step up coal production and President Barack Obama mocked him for opposing a windmill tax credit, in a rare debate over energy policy on the campaign trail.

Romney staked out a pro-coal stance in eastern Ohio, a mountainous region where he must do well to have a chance to win a swing state that went to Obama in 2008.

Obama took his campaign for re-election to Iowa, a state he won four years ago but which is now flirting with Romney. A big agricultural state, Iowa has enjoyed years of government subsidies for its corn production to make ethanol.

Obama is making a similar case for the state's windmills, saying he supports an extension for tax credits for wind energy manufacturers in Iowa and elsewhere. The tax credits expire at year's end. . .View Full Article

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