One Lump in a Christmas Stocking Is Usually Sufficient

Sat, 2007-01-13 09:42Ross Gelbspan
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One Lump in a Christmas Stocking Is Usually Sufficient

As the world heats up, the coal industry is racing to build more than 150 new power plants before Congress decides to crack down on global warming.
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The phrase “clean coal” has about as much merit as saying “sanitary sewage,” but that hasn’t stopped the industry and pro-coal talking heads from repeating that phrase ad nauseum to the American public.

The Orwellian industry buzzphrase was so successful that the Obama administration, as part of the 2009 stimulus package, pledged more than $1 billion to create the largest carbon-capturing system known as FutureGen 2.0. The...

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