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I taped an interview for Lou Dobbs tonight on “clean coal” in the stimulus bill

The interview, not with Dobbs himself, is on the absurd FutureGen earmark in the Senate stimulus bill.

The coal industry needs to get its story straight. Is the Futuregen “zero-emissions” coal technology now in the stimulus bill “shovel ready”? If so, the industry shouldn’t oppose greenhouse gas regulations or even an emissions standard that blocks coal without CCS (see “The Path to Carbon Capture and Storage).”

If the technology does not exist, if as the industry claims we are many years away from demonstrating commercial viability for capturing and storing CO2 from coal, then there won’t be bloody many jobs created over the next two years by this $2 billion (see “Is coal with carbon capture and storage a core climate solution?”).

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