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Gore's "Reality Coalition" Fighting "Clean Coal"

The Huffington Post   |  Rachel Weiner
First Posted: 12- 4-08 10:39 AM   |   Updated: 01- 4-09 05:12 AM

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Today, Al Gore's Alliance for Climate Protection, League of Conservation Voters, National Wildlife Federation, Natural Resources Defense Council and Sierra Club launched the Reality Coalition, a national grassroots and advertising effort with a simple message: in reality, there is no such thing as clean coal. Coal, they say, cannot be considered clean until its carbon dioxide emissions are captured and stored. The Coalition is backing a multi-million dollar ad campaign, running in print, broadcast and online media and supported by the website www.ThisIsReality.org.

In a recent New York Times op-ed, Gore argued that until coal is truly clean, there should be no new coal-fired power plants built in America.

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