Mark Kresowik's blog
First it was “Democracy, brought to you by coal”.
Earlier this week those same dirty coal
pushers were running around the Democratic National Convention in
Today the Sierra Club sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressing concern about the USDA's approvals for electric cooperatives to pursue private financing for coal plants without any environmental analysis.
The head of the largest privately-owned coal company in the world, Peabody Energy, admitted to his company’s support of the massive green-washing project by the coal industry in a USA Today article today.
The public isn’t buying the coal lobby’s high-priced ad campaign.
They know that coal is dirty and has remained so for the last century. But it seems to be falling on deaf ears amongst our politicians in Washington, D.C.
UK Parliament and Royal Society: Set date for carbon capture or face coal plant closure.
In what could be considered "calling the industry’s bluff" on so-called clean coal, a UK Parliament committee described industry claims that coal is clean as a “fig leaf.”
Clean coal is anything but cheap, but that hasn't stopped some from trying to convince America otherwise.
What is the greatest public relations goal of those pushing new coal plants? Its not convincing Americans that “coal is clean”. Despite multi-million dollar deceptive "coal is clean" ad campaigns most Americans know that coal is just as dirty as it was a few decades ago.
“No longer cheap - so what next” read the title of the article I was reading.