In a potentially devastating move for the Washington, DC coal lobby, Duke Energy has announced that it is canceling its membership with the controversial American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE).
American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
"When party activists gathered in Chicago to nominate Bill Clinton to a second term in 1996, Mr. Obama was making his first run for political office, but he did not have enough clout to get full access to the convention. Instead, he concluded that high-dollar breakfasts and dinners seemed to lock voters out of the system, grousing to a reporter, "The convention's for sale, right?" New York Times, August 27th, 2008.
Dirty Coal certainly thinks the Democratic convention is for sale.
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.
We should be saying adios, and goodbye to these latest "clean coal" television ads.
A few days ago, the ACCCE released a new, stunningly vague advertisement called "Adios," that is somehow supposed to put America's mind at ease, and/or scare us about a future without coal. Here's the video, and the text:
Hey, kids, it's time for another bedtime story from the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a.k.a. the ACCCE!
Today's story is told by ACCCE's vice president for communications, Joe Lucas, in a
spin festival er, opinion column in the Fort Wayne, Indiana Journal-Gazette.