01/04/2009 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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.