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Mike Myer’s Saturday column is supposed to be about “clean coal” – it’s really about getting Trump re-elected

When in doubt, blame Obama

In his Saturday opinion column about “clean coal,” local Ogden editor Mike Myer begins by rewriting the history of the Obama administration’s “clean coal” initiatives:

What angered many Americans about former President Barack Obama’s war on coal was that it was intended as a campaign of . . .

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June 23, 2019

Who recently said that clean coal is "neither practical or economic"?

A two-question quiz

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Here's a more complete version of the quote, from E & E News (Environment and Energy News) last Friday:

Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It's a pseudonym for 'no coal '. . . . It is neither practical nor economic, carbon capture and sequestration. It is just cover for the politicians, . . .

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July 07, 2017

News from the front lines of the war on coal

Dealing with the reliability of alternative energy sources

Despite the fact that the price of natural gas and alternatives has been dropping for a number of years, our local "newspapers" have consistently argued (usually without evidence) that coal is still the cheapest way to produce electricity. The locals have stuck with . . .

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July 05, 2017

Coming clean on "clean coal"

Into denial, it's something Wheeling "newspapers" refuse to do

Yesterday's editorial in the News-Register, "Get Coal Back In Energy Mix," begins by praising President Trump for his efforts to wipe-out Obama's actions on the environment:

He is working energetically to win half the battle on that. He is rolling back illogical Obama-administration rules that were intended to . . .

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July 03, 2017

President Trump: "My administration is putting an end to the war on coal. We’re going to have clean coal, really clean coal."

Of course, that was in March

Periodically during Obama's presidency, our local "newspapers" would offer an editorial that told us about the potential advantages of clean coal and how the Obama administration was doing everything it could to prevent its research and development. For example, from a September editorial:

But during Obama’s . . .

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May 24, 2017

What's in the Democratic and Republican platforms?

And does it really matter?

I'm not sure that party platforms are all that important since the candidates don't necessarily follow them. The platforms, however, do give us some insight into what each party's insiders believe should be the direction of the party.

For example, the Democrat and Republican attitudes towards coal and climate change are . . .

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July 14, 2016

Coal moments from around the Web

Protest songs are dangerous (and threatening to coal companies)

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

Peabody Energy Corp. wants a judge to strike lyrics of a strip-mining protest song from a federal lawsuit filed by environmental activists who claim they were jailed for demonstrating at a company shareholders meeting. . . . . .

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July 17, 2015

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