Energy Policy:

Montana Gov. Schweitzer (D) makes the pitch for coal-to-diesel plant

Can coal play a part in easing U.S. dependence on foreign oil? Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer (D) thinks so, and is planning a coal-to-diesel facility for the state. During today's OnPoint, Gov. Schweitzer talks about some of the financial incentives that Congress and the White House can provide in order to help develop this alternative fuel, and also addresses the issue of carbon dioxide emissions. Plus, Schweitzer -- a Democratic governor in a state that voted heavily in favor of President Bush during the 2004 election -- also talks how Democrats can use energy issues to their advantage this fall.