ACCCE Coal Carolers scrubbed, scrapped and gone forever (I hope)

ACCCE Coal Carolers scrubbed, scrapped and gone forever (I hope)
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The other day I wrote a post titled, “Give the gift of Asthma and a Warmer Planet this Christmas” on what might have to be the most blatant pro-coal marketing bafflegab in the history of the United States.

The campaign was run by the coal-industry front group the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricty (ACCCE) and it featured little lumps of coal that sang distateful pro-coal renditions of classic Christmas carols, like this:

As I wrote at the time, “… this latest publicity stunt is absolutely absurd and shows just how far the coal lobby is willing to go to market their dirty product as somehow being clean.

A lot of other bloggers felt the same way:

Coal’s Sacriligeous Caroling

Clean Coal Carolers from an Industry Run By Morons

Clean Coal Carolers? Christmas gone all wrong

Clean Coal for Christmas

“Clean” Coal front groups hucks “frosty the coal man” and other brazen assaults on christmas spirit

You won’t believe your ears: Frosty the Coalman, Clean Coal Night, Deck the Halls with Clean Coal

Well it looks like someone at ACCCE finally gave their head a shake and realized just how stupid their Clean Coal Carolers campaign actually was because the whole thing has been vaporized from the ACCCE website.

Same for their Coal Carolers Facebook group.

Suddenly I feel a lot more Christmassy!

ACCCE Coal Carolers scrubbed, scrapped and gone forever (I hope)

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

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 DeSmogBlog, 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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