Kay Hagan Detailing Plans For Rural Development

U.S. Senate candidate Kay Hagan wants to increase investments to reasearch biofuels that can be made in North Carolina.

Hagan is detailing her plans for rural development during visits to Tarboro, Clayton and Sims on Friday.

Hagan is proposing a number of investments to improve rural life, including agriculture research, improvements in broadband Internet access and better access to health care.

Hagan also focuses heavily on researching alternative fuels.

She says North Carolina can be involved in a switch to alternative energy with cellulosic ethanol made from timber, industrial sweet potatoes or switchgrass.

The state senator from Greensboro did not detail the cost of all her proposals.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane, NC on Aug 1, 2008 at 10:23 PM
    Kayat Hagan must prefer auto fuel over food. Now does this tell you how sharp this knife is. Brazils use of ethanol goes back 10 years or so, but they do not use their food crops to do so, they use sugar beets.
  • by Steve Location: Kinston on Aug 1, 2008 at 08:37 PM
    I would rather drive less and have the know it all legislators leave farm products to feed the American people. Any intelligent person knows that this ethanol foolishness will not make a dent in America's need for oil.
  • by Devil Dog Location: New Bern on Aug 1, 2008 at 05:45 AM
    That dog won't hunt! She fell in lock step with the far left fringe, of the Dems, who are basically environmental communists. Drill off the coast, and the state of NC will enjoy profits from the oil. We cannot allow Venezuela, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Russia to dictate our standard of living. Bio fuel, in large quantities, will cause farmers to refrain from producing food and prices will continue to climb. The Democratic Congress needs to take a vote on the proposed energy bill instead of going on recess. Nancy Pelosi can "save the planet" once we figure out which one she is on. Oh!!I forgot she lives in San Francisco.
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