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Debate: Roberts v. 'Clean Coal' Flack Joe Lucas

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

There was an online debate between me and Joe Lucas, spokesflack for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. When he received my questions, he ran off like a pansy.

They Are Trying to Steal Your Future

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Oil and coal are not about to let clean energy get to market without a fight. And Congress is so used to thinking of energy policy in terms of which regions produce which fuels that they are getting a hearing.

Dirty Energy and Dirty Money are Poisoning American Politics

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Josh Nelson

The American people can see through the shell game the DSCC is playing. One day of doing the right thing does little to make up for 364 days of being beholden to specials interests.

"60 Minutes" Coal Reporting Misses Point (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

This week's "60 Minutes" had a feature on coal which compares the CEO of Duke Energy "a reformed tobacco executive." Sounds like it has potential, rig...

60 Minutes on Coal: Dancing Around the Question

David Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Roberts

Can we phase out coal and maintain a modern economy? It seems that it never occurs to the producers of 60 Minutes to seriously ask the question.

Helping Henry Waxman Get the Job Done

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

His discussion draft is a good start to solving global warming. But he needs all the help we can provide to keep the coal industry and their allies on his committee at bay.

HuffPost's Dave Burdick Explains Clean Coal on Current TV

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Huff TV

This Earth Day Current TV is asking a team of eco-experts the tough questions about green living. One of these experts, Huffington Post Green Editor D...

RFK Jr.: Some Leaders Fall For Coal's Lies

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Clean coal is a dirty lie," says environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who calls President Barack Obama and other politicians who commit taxpayer m...

ABC News Intentionally Misleading Viewers with RFK-Obama Clean Coal Story

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Nelson

Essentially, ABC pulled together a collection of old quotes and mashed them together out of context to create tension in their story.

Clean Coal Lesson or Peril?

Thom Hartmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Thom Hartmann

Clean Coal - Lesson or Perils? Thom mixes it up with Carrie Lukas on shutting down the coal industry Thom can be heard daily on his ra...

Energy Secretary Chu Backs FutureGen 'Clean Coal' Project

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says a futuristic coal-burning power plant slated for Illinois that languished under the previous admini...

Time to Applaud the "New" EPA

Trip Van Noppen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Trip Van Noppen

We've got to make sure that the coal industry's considerable money and influence and the false hope of "clean coal" don't sidetrack government action.

Busting the Clean Coal Bulls**t

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

"Clean coal" is not an actual invention, a physical thing - it is an advertising slogan. Like "fat-free donuts" or "interest-free loans."

ATTN Matthew Wald at the NY Times: Does This Look Like "Environment-Friendly" Coal to You?!

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

If we want to truly clean up coal, it's time to start with these three policies, each taking a major step to clean up one stage of the dirty-as-can-be coal life-cycle.

Hey Sen. Durbin: FutureGen Dogs Bark, Green Caravan Moves On

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

While Durbin's eyes are on the prize of "38 billion tons of coal" that sit under our feet in the Illinois coal basin, he is missing the renewable energy revolution that is sweeping the rest of the nation.

Virginia's Choice

Mike Stark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mike Stark

You simply cannot cozy up to the utterly corrupt coal industry and expect to walk away unsoiled. Terry's conscience should be every bit as darkened as a coal-worker's hands.

Obama May Revive FutureGen Coal Project, Cost Could Be $2.3B

AP | H. JOSEF HEBERT and HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The price tag for a futuristic coal-burning power plant that President Barack Obama is thinking of reviving seems to still be going...

Tennessee Rep: Earthquake Caused TVA Disaster

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Knoxville, Tennessee State Representative Frank Nicely is the kind of guy who says what he thinks -- no matter what the facts say.

Coal Industry Front Group CEO Refuses to Say Whether Burning Coal Causes Global Warming (VIDEO)

Josh Dorner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Dorner

How can an industry that refuses to even acknowledge that it's part of the problem be part of the solution?

"Clean Coal" Merely a Marketing Ploy to Stop Climate Solutions

Brian Hardwick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian Hardwick

Why is the coal industry spending tens of millions of dollars on a marketing campaign trying to convince people they're "clean" rather than actually cleaning up their act?

Coen Brothers Direct New "Clean Coal" Ad (VIDEO)

Reality Campaign | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Reality Campaign has released a new ad. They're the folks behind the widely-played ad that featured a foreman in a hard hat taking viewers on a to...

Clean Coal is a Dirty Lie

Steve Fleischli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Fleischli

Even if carbon capture and sequestration technology existed to remove these emissions, it still wouldn't make coal clean. From cradle to grave, coal is inherently filthy.

Letter From a Mountaineer to President Obama

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

During your presidential campaign, you declared: "We have to find more environmentally sound ways of mining coal than simply blowing the tops off mountains." That time is now. Or never.

Al Gore Asks Scientists to Take Up Politics

Susan Cosier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Susan Cosier

"The solution to this crisis depends on the spread of science into the world of politics," said Al Gore. Now that we have new leadership, we have to make a decision as a species.

Top 5 Myths About Coal

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

The backbone of the "clean coal" rhetoric is based on several layers of lies and misinformation. The first is the idea that there is a technology that we have now to make coal clean.