CNN’s Velshi: I’m not even as ‘clean’ as coal when I ‘get out of the shower.’

Previewing his interview with the CEO of Sasol, a South African company that produces coal-based liquid fuels, chief business correspondent Ali Velshi on Friday admitted that there “are issues with coal,” but minimized its problems:

There are issues with coal. It’s not the cleanest thing in the world. You see the signs for clean coal, 99 percent clean. I’m not 99 percent clean when I get out of the shower. . . I just look clean.

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The Wonk Room explains how far Velshi is from the truth when he talks about “99 percent clean” coal.