With the recent elections coal became a very hot topic in the final 24-48 hours, where statements made by Barack Obama concerning the coal industry were all over the media and used in ways meant to sway voters in coal producing states away from the democrats and over to the republicans. In this recent article as is often the case with GreenWashing it is all in the words, in the case of coal the use of the term 'clean coal' we find out is how the industry is trying to remarket coal and to essentially sell the public on it's continued use.

Coal is big business, unfortunately the impacts to the environment by the use of coal are very harmful and far reaching, among them smog and acid rain. Please click through the attached link to read more about the subject and some potential solutions that are being talked about like CCS (carbon capture and storage).

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