16 Oct '12, 8pm

Wow. You have to see this sponsored ad the coal industry is running on Facebook

Wow. You have to see this sponsored ad the coal industry is running on Facebook

A friend of mine was a bit surprised by a sponsored post that appeared in her Facebook timeline this morning. That image linked here . (I do not recommend reading the comments you’ll find there.) It was followed by this text: There is no debating coal’s abundance & affordability. SHARE this post and stand with coal: americaspower.org/energy-action-center Now here’s a quiz to see if you’ve been paying attention for the past few months: Can you guess the state in which my friend lives? If you guessed “Ohio,” nice job. You’re correct. Ohio is ground zero in the war over coal , and not only because it’s home to Murray Energy’s Robert Murray (who I’m convinced is actually Montgomery Burns in an Ed Asner costume). Both the Obama and Romney campaigns have trumpeted their adoration for coal in ads running throughout the state, two suitors trying to outdo one another with awkward d...

Full article: http://grist.org/news/see-the-sponsored-ad-the-coal-indus...

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