The ethics of ‘clean coal’ propaganda

Let’s get one thing clear right now: As I have pointed out previously (and will likely continue doing so), there is no such thing as clean coal. The carboniferous rock is dirty. Dirty to the core. I remember the first winter (1989) after my late wife and I moved to Pennsylvania from the now closed Plattsburgh Air Force Base across Lake Champlain from where I now live, we tried heating our new three-bedroom home with the coal-fired stove the seller left behind for us. I tried, really tried, to keep the damn thing going, but invariably the flame would go out, necessitating a complete emptying of he coal fuel and restarting of the fire. The filthy ash and dust that damn thing generated was incredible. A decade later, Monica would be told she would soon need new lungs and that’s when she was placed on the transplantation waiting list at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Please don’t believe the hoopla and lies coming from the “coal is clean for the U.S. of A. camp. It is propaganda. All of it. Read this article for more about the propaganda.

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