The Reality of Clean Coal

clean-coal-realityThe Reality Coalition is, like the canary in the coal mine, trying to be the harbinger of truth. And the truth, they say, is that there is no such thing as clean coal. Despite what politicians would have voters believe. Despite the “public service announcements” of the Coal Industry. Clean coal is just dirty coal that’s had a bit of spit and polish.

The Coen brothers — yes those Coen brothers — have teamed up with the Reality Coalition to make a satirical video that’s making the rounds all over the ‘net. It’s funny. And, like those Saturday Night Live commercial spoofs, it gets the point across. The “Get Clean Coal Clean” video is posted on YouTube. It’s definitely worth 30 seconds of your time.

After you’ve had a good laugh, take a few minutes to check out the Reality Coalition website. They’ve got a few videos of their own. Along with quotes and facts pages that deliver their message in sound-bite-style bits. The videos can even be emailed to friends.

If you want to get involved in the fight against “clean coal” The Reality Coalition is having an open call for videos. If they like your video, they’ll post it online and give you $500 bucks.

About Barbara Holbrook

Barbara lives in Southern California where she writes about technology, design and smart ways to go green.

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