Coen Brothers: O, Brother: Clean Coal is [email protected]#$%^&*t. Videos.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Feb 27, 2009
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coen brothers clean coal

In reality, there’s no such thing as Clean Coal.

Coen Brothers team up with the Alliance for Nature something or other to take on the big money Clean Coal greenwashers.


And here’s the official Clean Coal commercial:


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


4 Responses to “Coen Brothers: O, Brother: Clean Coal is [email protected]#$%^&*t. Videos.”

  1. ndsmith says:

    This is funny and well done. One question: it makes it look like the problem with coal, the reason it’s not clean is because of particulates, that black cloud and soot that is so visually compelling. But, as I understand it, that’s not the problem. The problem is the much more insipid CO2 that burning coal emits, about twice as much as any other fuel source. Maybe they should have had the family fall into a dreamy sleep at the end…

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  4. Bud Wilson says:

    In addition to the CO2 issue – Mercury and Nitrous Oxide along with a whole range of additional toxins makes coal a nasty fuel. You might enjoy my recent post to the Elephant here:… I recently attended a renewable energy day event at the Aspen Institute which is what inspired my post. This information from the Pew Charitable trust may also be of interest –