31 Oct '13, 8pm

"War on Coal" Talking Point Rises From The Grave Again

A common theme in cheesy slasher horror movies is to have the main characters lulled into a false sense of security. The rampaging psychopath has seemingly been destroyed, everyone breathes a sigh of relief, and just as someone cracks a joke, the killer re-emerges and claims another victim. This scenario is playing itself out in American politics. But instead of a serial killer, the rampaging psychopath is the coal industry’s pollution of the public discourse. As I’ve pointed out in the past , the coal industry-sponsored talking point of an Obama administration “war on coal” failed to resonate with the American public during the 2012 election cycle. That’s not speculation, it’s the industry’s own admission . They conceded that the public didn’t buy into the idea, and that it was a lousy attempt. Despite this evidence, their bought and paid for political lackeys are still b...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/2013/10/31/war-coal-talking-poi...

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