The Myth of Clean Coal

In a plan to sequester the carbon dioxide released from the burning of coal, a consortium of coal companies touting "near-zero emissions technology" is seeking massive governmental assistance to develop a means of capturing and storing emissions in a subterranium pipeline.1

The U.S. Department of Energy had already spent about $200 million on this ill-conceived project before withdrawing its support.  However, the FutureGen Industrial Alliance has now hired former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu to lobby the DOE to help finance the $1.7 billion price tag for what believes to be a failed technology and a fraud upon the public.

  1. Megan R. Wilson, "Ex-Sen. Landrieu inks 'clean coal' client," The Hill, Washington, October 9, 2015,, accessed 04/18/2016.  Reprinted in accordance with the "fair use" provision of Title 17 U.S.C. § 107 for a non-profit educational purpose.
Additional Reading
  1. Wikipedia, "FutureGen,", accessed 06/08/2020.

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