Clean Coal Propaganda Delivered Right to Your Door

  • Posted on: 8 October 2010
  • By: JesseColeman

The mobile "classroom" hands out balloons and lies to unsuspecting passers by. 

Take a sticker kids!

CCT Mobile Classrooms Visit Delaware County

The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, an astroturf front for a group of big coal, railroads and power companies, is on tour with a 42-foot "mobile classroom" bus. The bus is mostly traveling in coal communities throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and Indiana, winding its way through university campuses and community gatherings.

The bus features exhibits demonstrating why coal is getting cleaner and reminds the locals that without clean coal, your $9 pizza will cost $19.  Scientific proof of coal's cleanliness comes in the form of a video interview with Dr. David Bayless, director of the industry-sponsored Ohio Coal Research Center

The bus isn't the first of ACCCE's educational campaigns. Last year, the coalition targeted kids with coloring books that featured lumps of coal getting "clean" in the shower, and then ended the year with little coal Christmas carolers.

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