The next time someone tells you about clean coal, remind them of the coal ash spill in Tennessee, bigger than the Exxon Valdez disaster. Or better yet, point them to the Think Progress video that shows the reality of the clean coal oxymoron in just 34 seconds.
Of course coal isn’t clean, we’ve known about that for years. But the idea here is that we will continue to use coal simply because we as humans are like a woman who stays with her abusive husband for no logical reason. We could use nuclear power which is clean and safe but we like getting our asses handed to us by black clouds of blind love.