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Sierra Club Criticizes McDonnell's Energy Agenda

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's energy conference gets under way today. McDonnell says he wants to make Virginia the energy capital of the East Coast, but on the eve of the conference the governor's record on energy came under fire from the Sierra Club.

The Sierra Club says McDonnell is pursuing an old energy path and the group recommends that the state develop incentives to encourage solar and wind power development.

The report said McDonnell has been enthusiastic in pursuing offshore oil and gas resources, but less so in promoting offshore winds and conservation.

Glen Besa, the Virginia director of the Sierra Club, says the Old Dominion cannot remain wedded to old energy, and he adds that's the course the governor is pursuing.

A spokesman for McDonnell says the governor favors a comprehensive energy plan that uses coal, oil, gas and wind to create good jobs while keeping energy affordable.

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