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Published on June 26th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Coal Country Senator Says Big Coal Needs to Stop Lying

June 26th, 2012 by  

Anyone who looks into Big Coal’s claims know that it’s full of poop. But when you’re pumping millions and millions into local, state, and federal politicians, you’re actually able to confuse and trick a ton of people. Big Coal is one of the most notorious swindler machines on the planet. So, it was pretty awesome to see this video below of a West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller tearing into the lies currently spread by Big Coal. Check it out, along with the full post preceding it:

Video: Coal country Senator says it’s time big coal stopped lying and faced reality (via Red Green & Blue)

Wow. After years of bowing to his state’s all-powerful coal barons, West Virginia Senator Jay Rockefeller took to the floor of the Capitol Wednesday to denounce them. Rockefeller accused big coal of using scare tactics and lies to bully people over environmental regulations. And he says it’s time…

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

  • Ross

    Great speech and refreshing to hear even though he mentions so-called clean coal at the end.

    • Bob_Wallace

      Mentioning clean coal is a political condom.  Folks who know about energy know that clean coal is a non-starter, but if you throw in a little mention of it then you get protected from catching some bad disease from the coal industry.

      • Ross

        Ha ha

    • yeah — my hope was that most people didn’t make it to the end.

      the beginning was a bit slow too.

      but the middle was great!

      goldilocks comes to mind 😀

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