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).
In sharp contrast to denier’s claims that action against global warming will trigger economic catastrophe, a new study has concluded it would actually be cheaper to cut greenhouse-gas emissions than to suffer the consequences of a changing world.
In fact, the report by economists at Tufts University warns, “The longer we wait, the more painful and expensive the consequences will be.”
In a stunning break from years of inaction, the US Congress has tabled legislation ordering NASA to finally deal with the critically important Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR).
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2008 was submitted last week to the House of Representatives. Section 207 of this Act is plainly entitled: “Plan For Disposition Of Deep Space Climate Observatory.”
If this Act becomes law, NASA must finally cough up some answers on why this vital piece of space hardware has been sitting in a box for the last seven years.
Here on DeSmog we've been writing a lot about so-called “clean coal,” a word that would fit well under Stephen Colbert's definition of truthiness:
what you want the facts to be, as opposed to what the facts are. What feels like the right answer as opposed to what reality will support.”
Coal is far from clean, but a $40 million advertising and public relations campaign by a coal industry front group calling itself the “American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity” is doing its darndest to try and convince us otherwise.
So we would like to proudly introduce the Clean Coal Smackdown!