Kevin Grandia's blog

Peabody Energy's Five Biggest #Fails

This article is co-authored by Kert Davies at the Climate Investigations Center.

Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU), as their website exclaims in big bold letters, is the "World's Largest Private Sector Coal Company", with 130 years of experience building big shovels and sending men into mines to chip out black rocks and put them on trains.

Top Story Type: 

Advertising Company Behind Clean Coal Campaign Touts Success

Earlier this year we reported that the public relations firm behind the coal industry's multi-million dollar marketing blitz to put a clean shiny new face on coal was boasting their ability to manipulate the opinions of both Democratic and Republican politicians.

Top Story Type: 

Clean coal fired energy plants - just aren't clean

Clean coal fired energy plants just aren't "clean" no matter how much coal industry lobby groups want us to think they are.

I came across a report the other day by the Union of Concerned Scientists outlining all the nasty stuff emitted from the average US clean coal fired energy plants.

It's quite shocking.

Top Story Type: 

Clean Coal Lobby has their Work Cut Out for Them

I remember it was almost a year ago now that we started Coal is Dirty and it's lonely little single page orphan site Coal is Clean. Since then the oppostion to the spindoctors and coal lobbyists spending millions to try and refram coal as somehow being clean has grown leaps and bounds.

Here's a small sampling of some of the many bloggers who have done a great job at dispelling this myth.

Celebrate, C'mon! (Seriously, please c'mon) Anti-coal protesters out on Monday: ~2,500 Pro-coal protesters out on Monday: 15 + this guy.

On Monday afternoon, pro-coal activists like the impassioned young man shown above gathered near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as part of a “Celebrate Coal!” counter-protest against a massive anti-coal rally taking place at the nearby Capitol Power Plant.


"Clean" Coal and "Healthy" Cigarettes - Coal Industry Huckster Won't Admit Burning Coal Causes Climate Change

Joe Lucas has a hard job. He's the PR huckster that heads up the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the front group that shills for the coal industry.


Coal Tags: 
Top Story Type: 

Political trickery keeping Kansas coal plans alive

If you thought the application to expand a coal-fired electricity plant in Kansas was dead, think again.

Big Coal and their political allies in the Kansas State legislature have introduced a slick new Bill that if passed will make it very difficult for the massive Sunflower Electric coal plant expansion to not go ahead.

Top Story Type: