The Dirty Truth About Clean Coal

Critical electoral votes have made it a potent campaign issue, but it's still years away

Get ready for the selling of "clean coal." A $40 million industry-sponsored marketing and lobbying campaign has launched, with one national television spot featuring a farmer, a teacher, and a woman in a white lab coat declaring: "I believe"--while a voiceover describes how coal can be burned in an environmentally friendly manner. Full Story »

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Chris Finnie
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by Chris Finnie - Oct. 1, 2008

Not what I would expect from Business Week, this is a good piece that explores more than business. One of the most eloquent sections is the sidebar that shows the electoral votes of big coal states. It both absolves the author of the need to say outright that both senators are pandering to coal voters and proves the adage about how many word a picture (or chart) is worth. The piece does lean a bit more on Obama than McCain, who also endorses the mythical carbon sequestration. But, other than that, does a good job of painting a big picture.

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