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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.

Joe the Deacon and the Church of Clean Coal Carolers: How to Faith-wash Green-washing

Justin Callaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Justin Callaway

Forget the ghost-written pontifications of Joe-the-Plumber, meet Joe the Deacon. That's Joe Lucas, the VP of Communications at the ACCCE, the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy.

Even a Top Coal CEO Isn't Buying the "Clean Coal" Spin

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

The coal industry accounts for 25% of greenhouse gases in the US. If they don't clean up, coal will be one of the biggest industries penalized under a new cap and trade program proposed by both presidential candidates.

Grilling Clean Coal at the Republican National Convention

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

When it come to "clean coal," well-known writer Jeff Goodell put it best: "Clean coal is not an actual invention, a physical thing - it is an advert...

Obama's Coal Conundrum

Kevin Grandia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Kevin Grandia

Does Obama need to keep touting "clean coal" as part of the solution to America's energy and economic woes? The environmental impacts of so-called "clean coal" show that it is far from clean, in fact it is downright filthy.