One day after the Democrats came up with a draft energy platform that leaned toward renewable energy and stopped just short of banning fracking, the GOP took its turn and it’s just a teeny bit different. Okay, a lot different. The Republican draft plan labels coal “an abundant, clean, affordable, reliable energy source.” It came out against listing the lesser prairie chicken and sage grouse as endangered species, but stopped short of including recipes and labeling the birds delicious. (Just kidding.) The GOP also adopted a platform plank that calls on the federal government to immediately give public lands back to the states, Molly Ball reported.
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