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  1. Gorilla in the Greenhouse Meets the Coal Machine

    The Natural Resources Defense Council embarrassed the coal industry last week by acquiring and distributing video of Don Blankenship, CEO of number-four U.S. coal producer Massey Energy, proudly professing his continued denial that climate change is real. Now multimedia producer Jay Golden and environmental media firm SustainLane have released video that's considerably more entertaining and, thus, potentially far more damaging: a high-energy, Scooby Doo-esque production called "Turn It Up Day" from their savvy Gorilla in the Greenhouse cartoon series: …

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  2. Clean Coal's Mountainous Upstream Blindspot

    Gasification-based IGCC power plant technology offers a powerful means of cleaning up local air pollution from coal-fired power and, via carbon capture and storage, its carbon footprint. I have argued in past that it should be legally mandated for new power plants burning coal because (1) air pollution laws require use of the best emissions controls available, (2) carbon capture and storage will be economically viable under emerging carbon caps and taxes, and (3) adding new carbon emissions from coal is …

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