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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Is Coal — The new Joe Camel?

Have you seen the latest ad from the coal industry? It is truly ridiculous.

It immediately reminded me of the Joe Camel character that the tobacco industry used to make their dirty product more appealing. See it for yourself -- and learn the reality behind their spin.

The full page ad features a lump of coal wearing sunglasses as if that will somehow make it "cool" and convince people that it is clean. No matter how they dress it up, there is no such thing as "clean" coal. Not when coal plants give off more carbon pollution than all the cars and trucks on the road.

Just ask the folks in Tennessee who were in the path of the billion-gallon coal ash spill if they think coal is clean.

It is up to us to debunk the myth of so-called "clean" coal. Please check out our latest feature, and make sure your friends learn the reality. We can't let the coal industry's spin go unanswered.


Brian Hardwick

Reality Coalition

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