Nothing New About "Clean Coal" September 20, 2012 : 8:38 PM

The coal industry has spent decades promoting the idea of clean coal, instead of actually helping us switch to cleaner fuels:

“The coal industry’s push to brand coal as “clean” seems like a new phenomenon. In fact, as a new database of coal advertisements shows, this messaging strategy has been used by the industry since at least the 1920’s.”

“The database was put together by Greenpeace’s Quit Coal campaign. It features ads questioning global warming, obscuring the impact of acid rain, and railing on Environmental Protection Agency regulations.”

“Here’s an advertisement in the Wall Street Journal from 1979 in which American Electric Power touts clean coal as the solution to “help make the America we see ahead a better America.”

Source: Climate Progress