Climate Progress on Liquid Coal in the Politico

In an article on Barack Obama’s $5 million coal-to-liquid earmark:

But going from coal to fuel is viewed, said the Center for American Progress’s Joe Romm, as “phenomenally expensive, and using a huge amount of water and releasing an enormous amount of greenhouse gases.”

The Politico gets the story right: If you’re going to capture and store carbon, you should make zero-carbon electricity, not high-carbon diesel fuel.