Give the gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas

Tue, 2008-12-09 16:22Kevin Grandia
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Give the gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas

I don’t even know what you call the latest marketing ploy by the coal industry lobby group the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE). But if there’s one thing that is for certain it’s that ACCCE has way too much time and money on their hands.

I encourage you to check out ACCCE’s Clean Coal Carolers - I really don’t mind sending a bunch of traffic their way because this latest publicity stunt is absolutely absurd and shows just how far the coal lobby is willing to go to market their dirty product as somehow being clean. In fact, I think you should send this to everyone you know, show them how ridiculous this clean coal marketing has actually become.

ACCCE’s dancing coal carolers actually remind me of another marketing campaign from a few years back, maybe it’s where they found their inspiration:

Or maybe it was this wonderful Christmas campaign:

At least so far it appears that nobody’s buying into this marketing garbage if you take the ACCCE carolers Facebook fan page as any type of metric:

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Does ACCE honestly think that people will send this around like we all did the OfficeMax Dancing Elves last Christmas? What about the families of the estimated 24,000 people a year in the US who die prematurely because of pollution from coal-fired power plants? I wonder if they think these little coal carolers are funny?

Nothing like mercury emissions, asthma attacks and melting polar ice-caps to get me in the holiday spirit.

Maybe ACCCE thinks that this all very funny and maybe people like me pointing out the absolute idiocy of their coal carolers will look like the Scrooge. Who knows what they were thinking, but I can’t imagine that even the coal companies footing ACCCE’s multi-million dollar lobbying campaign will think that this latest stunt is anything but blatant over-the-top marketing blather.

Comments

I think I’ll hang coal balls on my Christmas tree. And hey, we’ll have to think of something else to signify getting dick all in the ole christmas stocking because obviously getting a lump of coal is a good thing.

Give the gift of asthma and a warmer planet this Christmas. Nothing like a Christmassy marketing campaign from the coal lobby to get you in the holiday …Swarovski steine

there was a time in life while i have lost to offer my gift but up coming event will never miss.

I think that anyone who wants to help reducing pollution and buy things eco like artificial christmas trees or use solar panels or anything else to stop pollution and make a world more green

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I think I’ll hang up coal balls on my Christmas tree. And hey, we’ll have to think of a little else to suggest getting dick all in the ole Christmas stocking because obviously getting a lump of petroleum is a good thing. I make a chart for chistmas decoration and i add the Christmas Quotes the people saw these Famous quotes about the christmas. They will be happy to read out these Quotes. I really loved it these quotes.

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