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Grilling Clean Coal at the Republican Convention

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Blogger Matt Stoller is at the Republican National Convention and he had the chance to ask members of the “coal is the best thing ever” team – bought and paid for by the coal industry – whether they thought coal is actually clean. 

No surprise that they had no idea:

To be fair the women in the video are just the hired help, but it does speak to the idea that this “clean coal” push being conducted by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) is not a grassroots-based, average Joe and Jane citizen driven issue, but is instead nothing more than a well-financed greenwashing campaign being conducted by the American coal industry.

Cross-posted on Huffington Post. 

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Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmog. He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning. Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks. Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder. Prior to DeSmog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health. In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications. Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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