Coal is not and will never be clean, and President Obama and all of his apologists know it.
Coal mining and burning pollutants contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the U.S., according to the Physicians for Social Responsibility: “Heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This conclusion emerges from our reassessment of the widely recognized health threats from coal. Each step of the coal life cycle—mining, transportation, washing, combustion, and disposing of post combustion wastes—impacts human health.”
Coal slurry, coal ash, mercury, strip mining, silicosis — the deadly list goes on and on.
President Obama: Stop using the “clean coal” slogan.