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!