Put this one under dramatic irony. The Coal Industry has launched an ad which uses Occupy Wall Street to symbolize unrealistic thinking. This while promoting "Clean Coal" which is ... not real.

From Popular Mechanics:

Sadly, although it might make little economic or scientific sense, the political logic behind clean coal is overwhelming. Coal is mined in some politically potent states--Illinois, Montana, West Virginia, Wyoming--and the coal industry spends millions on lobbying. The end result of the debate is all too likely to resemble Congress's corn-based ethanol mandates: legislation that employs appealing buzzwords to justify subsidies to a politically favored constituency--while actually worsening the problem it seeks to solve.

The focus on mythical clean coal is particularly frustrating because practical, cost-effective alternatives do exist

An industry promoting a mythical product criticizes a social movement for being unrealistic. Yeah. Got it. Here it is your moment of zen..

Maybe It's Time to stop lying Coal Industry.

Originally posted to Occupy Wall Street on Fri Apr 06, 2012 at 09:28 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kosowatt, The Rebel Alliance, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, and Progressive Hippie.

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