A Coal Industry Front Group's Principled Attack on Climate Action

Fri, 2008-05-23 16:15Kevin Grandia
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A Coal Industry Front Group's Principled Attack on Climate Action

If the “clean coal” advertising on CNN wasn't enough, the coal industry is now going hard after the Leiberman-Warner Climate Security Act.

The Wonk Room at Think Progress has a detailed post up about the latest activities by the coal industry's main front group, the “American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity” (ACCCE).

The Wonk Room reports that:

ACCCE claims it is opposed to Lieberman-Warner because it 'does not adequately embrace' their 'principles' and raises 'just too many unanswered questions.'”

And in the minds of ACCCE, a group that is now touting itself as an environmental organization in phone polling, Leiberman-Warner does not adequately meet their principles because the bill does not allow for the construction of new, uncontrolled coal-fired power plants until taxpayers pony up unlimited amounts of money for carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) technology.

Nice principles.

Cross-posted on our affiliate site, Coal is Dirty.

 
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