Coen Brothers Promote “Clean Coal”

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson

The Coen brothers, who wrote and directed zany classics like “The Big Lebowski,” “Fargo,” and “The Hudsucker Proxy”, have joined the Reality Campaign in their TV ad campaign debunking the myth of clean coal.

The video runs only 30 seconds.  Watch.

Another Reality Campaign clean coal ad is here.

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2 Responses to “Coen Brothers Promote “Clean Coal””

  1. From what I understand, they are correct, there is no such thing as clean coal. Very few compounds ignite without producing CO2 and coal isn’t one of them.
    However, the idea behind calling it “clean coal” is the idea that you could have a coal burning factory that traps all the exhaust gases, CO2 included. It wouldn’t be clean coal if it failed this definition.
    I think calling it clean coal is at best a misnomer and at worst a form of subterfuge.
    This brings up another point. I live in the city, and would love to see more windmills, solar power, etc (Solar power in the desert is a great idea IMO). What do the folks who speak for the rest of America say about it? After all, the windmills may well end up going in their vicinites. Just a question.

  2. Thanks for the sensible critique. Me and my neighbor were just preparing to do a little research on this. We got a grab a book from our local library but I think I learned more from this post. I’m very glad to see such wonderful information being shared freely out there.

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