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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...

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.

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?

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" 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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fox and The Wall Street Journal Don't Get It: Americans Want Action on Global Warming and Clean Energy

Josh Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Josh Nelson

Despite what the Wall Street Journal would have you believe, the election on Tuesday did not indicate opposition to action on global warming and clean energy.

Come Home, Dick Durbin: Come Clean on FutureGen

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

As the nation comes to grips with the need to shift our focus to non-fossil fuel sources of energy, it is disappointing to see Sen. Durbin turn into a cheerleader for the "Dirtiest Wing" of the coal industry.

"Clean Coal," Nuclear Spending Removed From Stimulus

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Somebody in the capital must have seen those "Reality" ads where the kindly man in the construction helmet offers a tour of a clean coal facility, onl...

Evidence Based Policy: What the Energy Component of the Stimulus Package Needs - Not New Nukes!

Gavin D. J. Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gavin D. J. Harper

There are stacks of research that clearly demonstrate that for a given unit of energy sourced from renewables more jobs are created -- often by several orders of magnitude.

"Clean Coal" Myth Suffers Another Defeat

Grist | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

NV Energy, Inc. announced that it is postponing plans to build a "clean coal" plant in eastern Nevada, citing "environmental and economic uncertaintie...

Congress Digs Up Dirt on Plot to Kill FutureGen Cleaner Coal Project | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Bush administration killed plans to build the plant in December 2007, just hours after Mattoon was chosen over two sites in Texas, triggering alle...

Obama Vs. Gore? Coal Debate Heats Up (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Though President Obama's EPA seems to be cautious about coal, the President's own stance remains unclear. During the presidential campaign, he (like h...