W.Va. and Gulf of Mexico disasters muddy the image of ‘clean’ energy industries


April 24, 2010

By Steven Mufson

"Clean coal is an oxymoron," said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign at the Center for Auto Safety. He is no more positive about the oil industry. "Despite the pious claims of oil industry ads, lobbyists and [former vice president Richard B.] Cheney, oil drilling is a filthy, deadly business," Becker said. "They claim that they can just put a straw into the ocean and suck up oil with nary a minnow or crab disturbed."

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