Who recently said that clean coal is "neither practical or economic"?
A two-question quiz
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, both Republicans and Democrats that say, 'Look what I did for coal,' knowing all the time that it doesn't help coal at all.
Question 1 (multiple choice): Who is the source of the quote?
- A. Former president Barack Obama
- B. The head of a major environmental organization
- C. President Donald Trump
- D. Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray
Yes, it's a trick question so eliminate the obvious A and B. Choice C probably doesn't know what "sequestration" means. (Trump had to ask Robert Murray what "LNG" stood for in May of last year.) So, yes, it was Robert Murray.
Question 2: When do you believe we will see this quote in a Wheeling newspaper? (Note -- one word answers are permitted.)