Tag Archives: Clean Coal

Fracking protest message at Denver 350 rally cuts through nebulous “Forward on Climate” theme

DENVER, COLORADO- Score another success for Colorado Fractivists who crashed this weekend’s climate rally with their unequivocal anti-fracking message. The February 17 event was intended to urge President Obama “Forward on Climate”, to borrow his most recent campaign vagarity, but … Continue reading

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Safest possible coal mine, in New Zealand…explodes

Not hyperbole. 27 miners are still unaccounted.

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“Clean” Coal on defensive, downplaying REAL Clean power

So they’re spending a few hundred million nationwide promoting their bid for MORE unsupervised unregulated Mountaintop Removal Coal (and other minerals) Extraction, with the accompanying subsidies they’ll get if WHEN the Tame Departments of Interior, Defense and Energy and the … Continue reading

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11 more miners killed, 64 still missing

That might not include the 20 in the rescue party with whom contact was lost. A second explosion has now been reported at the Raspadskaya mine near Mezhdurechensk, and contact has been lost with a team of 20 rescuers. Mezhdurechensk, … Continue reading

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Cable TV’s History Channel sucks coal

Need further proof that The History Channel is Fox News for the archives? From rewriting the Vietnam War to mythologizing Harry Truman, The History Channel is determined to paint the televised record askew. For example, even in light of the … Continue reading

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Clean Coal- this shit is odorless too

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Clean Coal Springs

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The truth about Clean Coal is as plain as the nose on my face

It’s my favorite of the counter clean coal campaign. An industry spokesman in an opulent office pitches coal’s cleanliness like it came from a pure Irish spring, but when he puts it to his nose for a zesty fresh smell, … Continue reading

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Mister Clean Coal

My favorite of the ads debunking “Clean Coal” features a coal industry executive telling TV viewers that coal is so clean, it even smells clean. Except that having held the lump of coal to his nose, the exec has left … Continue reading

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Chimney sweeps know about clean coal

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Clean Coal is a fossil fuels Free Lunch

There’s no such thing as Clean Coal. The concept is an ingenious public relations gambit like Clean-Skies, an No-Child-Left-Behind. Colorado’s supposedly progressive Governor Bill Ritter is an dirty backer. The attempted makeover of the dark fossil fuel has prompted an … Continue reading

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Mining for photographs of Clean Coal

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Cutting edge technology of wind power

You gotta love how wind power is the poster child for alternative energy. News segments about energy self-reliance begin with a depiction of wind turbines. Election ads about the imperative to invest in other energies, more wind turbines. Is energy … Continue reading

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