Friday, July 07, 2017

"Coal King" admits that the idea of clean coal is a sham.

Courtesy of Think Progress:  

While President Donald Trump continues to tout “clean” coal, coal baron Robert Murray says it’s just a fantasy. 

“Carbon capture and sequestration does not work. It’s a pseudonym for ‘no coal,’” the CEO of Murray Energy, the country’s largest privately held coal-mining company, told E&E News. 

Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS), also called carbon capture and storage, is the process of trapping carbon dioxide from a power plant (during or after burning a hydrocarbon like coal) and then storing it permanently, usually underground.


“It is neither practical nor economic, carbon capture and sequestration,” he said last week. “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.” 

And this is from a guy who is a member of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity — which has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to persuade the public that clean coal is the solution to global warming.

If, as Murray says, CCS is “neither practical nor economic,” then coal clearly has no future.

Which, by the way, is exactly what Hillary Clinton said during the 2016 campaign that got her vilified by the Republicans. 

And now we have this guy saying essentially the same thing.

If this guy's name sounds familiar to you it is because he is the same guy suing John Oliver for "character assassination."


  1. Anonymous2:08 PM

    Good topic Gryph !
    Love calling the reich wing out on their BS ..

  2. Anonymous2:19 PM

    Well, damn, there goes his lawsuit against John Oliver and HBO.

  3. Anonymous2:34 PM

    Hillary, promote COOOOOAL?
    Hells no, that's piss the hell out of her fracking donors.

    1. Anonymous3:00 PM

      Go the fuk back to sleep duhkota ..

    2. Anonymous4:07 PM

      Put down the crack pipe.

  4. Randall2:59 PM

    He has very little "character" to assassinate.

  5. Anonymous3:01 PM

    I have set up a company to sell coal burning furnaces for homes. Saying it is the way to bring back the coal industry.

    Going to install a furnace in Trump Tower.

    When this takes off, will start selling coal burning boilers to power all Navy ships and railroad trains.

    Call BR549 to order yours today.

  6. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Remember the Healy Clean Coal Project 300 billion and 20 years ago?

    Yea, me neither.

  7. Anonymous3:58 PM


  8. Dinty7:04 PM

    Coal is more expensive to harvest than alternatives that burn cleaner. Add on top of that the costs of cleaning the output and it makes no sense to use coal. Coal served its purpose in the history of the industrial revolution, but its over, at least for now. Anyone banked my on coal production is going to lose, I don't care if mining coal is your family history (my grandfather was a breaker boy in Ashland in the late 1800s), there is no future in it. Move and learn how to do something else.

  9. Anonymous3:16 AM

    That should end Murray's lawsuit against John Oliver very quickly. He's just admitted to being a charlatan of the worst order; he's fooled some simple people into thinking that they can go back to how their fathers and uncles earned a living. Not a good or healthy living, but a living. And he helped enabled a con artist to become president of the US. I think we should all be able to sue Murray for the damages he has done to the country and the world.


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