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11/28/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"Greenwash Brigade" Addresses The Benefits Of Coal

Holy crap. Is the onslaught of "clean coal" internet ads driving anyone else nuts? You can't open a news website without being subjected to greenwash about the benefits of coal. "It's what powers America." No duh! Coal is responsible for a majority of carbon emissions. That's the problem! It's like touting grain alcohol as a cure to alcoholism.

Talk about lipstick on a pig. "Clean Coal" is apparently an oxymoron that both party's candidates can support. Saying it's clean doesn't make it clean. Come on Barack, come on John. Can one of you show some leadership on this issue and stop parroting the coal industry's coal-is-great message? Coal mining is an environmental disaster and coal burning is a climate change disaster.

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