2 Jun 08

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.

» read more | by Mark Kresowik | 8 comments
30 May 08

Great post by Dave Roberts at Grist on the hollowness of the "clean coal" PR push.

The clean coal PR push is looking more and more hollow. In the NYT, Matt Wald paints a grim picture: cost overruns, technological uncertainty, waning support from utilities, and a mess of unanswered questions about everything from

» read more | by Page van der Linden | 0 comments
28 May 08

The horizon is pretty dark for many national parks threatened by coal plant pollution.




Is your favorite campground, hiking spot or childhood memory on the list?

According to a new report produced by the National Parks Conservation Association (NCPA) the 10 national parks most at risk from pollution from new coal-fired power plants are:

» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 5 comments
27 May 08

Measures as drastic as producing liquid fuel from coal have not been taken since the last World War.

But now it seems to at least one member of Congress, Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va), that America is at such a point of no return on the energy front that the only alternative is a wartime measure like converting iquid fuel from coal.

» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 0 comments
27 May 08

Ever wonder why you are suddenly hearing so much about clean coal? The answer is alarming.

Clean coal is more than an oxymoron, its propaganda!

» read more | by Kate Rooth | 34 comments
24 May 08

In a single year, a rate of fewer than one in 100,000 Americans contract a rare form of blood cancer.

In Pennsylvania coal country, the rate is nearly five times higher. Many suspect "clean" coal is the cause.

The American News Project investigates.

» read more | by Kevin Grandia | 0 comments