In a recent interview, Joe Lucas, spokesman for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) was asked if he thought coal was contributing to global warming. He said: “I don’t know. I’m not a scientist.”
Well, he’s no scientist, but the ACCCE has spent over $10.5 million on energy lobbying.
To restore some balance in the universe, the Reality campaign—a project of Alliance for Climate Protection, Sierra Club, National Wildlife Federation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the League of Conservation Voters
—commissioned a TV ad by the Coen Brothers to get the word out that coal is dirty no matter how many times you call it clean.
In true Coen Brothers style, it’s funny but deadly at the same time.
It’s right up there with our own Eric de Place’s dream of magic clean coal unicorns flying in to rescue us from global warming. In other words: not gonna happen.