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Re: [GreenYes] Environmental impact
I certainly agree with you. And, evidently, a few others agree as well,
notably, the WSJ.

'Clean Coal' an Oxymoron, Unlikely to Change for Years to Come  -  Wall
Street Journal 18may01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Clean-Coal-Oxymoron-WSJ.htm

Clean Coal: The Mother of all Oxymorons  - TomPaine.com 15mar01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Clean-Coal-Oxymoron.htm

Subsidies for Clean Coal Miss Mark  - New York Times 4aug01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Clean-Coal-Subsidies.htm

Fossil Fuel R&D Lessons Learned in the Clean Coal Technology Program  -
GAO-01-854T Released 12jun01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Clean-Coal-Technology-GAO12jun01.htm

And as long as we're on this lovely subject...
Political Gifts of Coal Magnate Larry Addington to Republicans Exceed
$800,000 - Herald-Leader 28feb01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Coal-Magnate-$800K-Gift.htm

Even "Coal Country" has a word...
The Coal Reality - Opinion/Editorials Journal-Courier (Louisville, KY)
18jul01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Bush-Coal-Reality.htm

And finally, our esteemed ... (clueless, and working hard at status quo
lately)
Bush  Opposes Plan for Financing of Clean Energy Over Fossil Fuel  - New
York Times 14jul01
http://www.mindfully.org/Energy/Clean-Energy-Opposition-Bush.htm

Best,
Paul

Paul Goettlich
PO Box 517
Berkeley  CA  94701
www.mindfully.org
gottlich@infi.net

----- Original Message -----
From: "C E F G" <hither@qwest.net>
To: "GreenYes" <greenyes@grrn.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2001 4:51 PM
Subject: [GreenYes] Environmental impact


>
> Don Scherer, Environmental Ethicist states ".....will be to argue for
clean
> coal...."
>
> Somehow the adjective clean does not work very well for me with the word
> coal.  Coal is dirty, PERIOD.  Coal as a fuel source is not a friend of
the
> environment.
>
> The environmental community needs to stand up and be heard, very loudly,
> that clean coal is nothing more than a wolf in something other than a
> lambskin.  Remember that saying about looking and sounding like a duck.
> Coal is coal and that is all coal is.
>
> Perhaps we should start saying that all existing coal burning facilities
> use... dirty coal.
>
> Regards, C. William
>
>    #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #  #
> "Everyday should be an Earth Day."
>
>
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