Clean, cuddly coal? I don't think so, but the coal industry
continues to try and create the allusion. Although the 'Clean Coal
Carolers' are no longer on the American Coalition for Clean Coal
Electricity's (ACCCE) website, ThinkProgress picked up on the story
It is not clear if ACCCE will expand
its new holiday campaign beyond their website, but in the past ACCCE
has spread its falsehoods on TV, radio, and in print, often spending
millions. In early 2008, ACCCE’s clean coal campaign reportedly had
$50 million to spend on pro-coal, anti-climate initiatives.
The Wall Street Journal recently credited ACCCE’s misleading
campaign with convincing politicians, the media and the public that
“clean coal” is a cure-all for global warming pollution from
coal-fired power plants. Even President-elect Obama has taken the bait.