ht CSPAN Junkie
The electric industry attempts to make coal fun for the holidays. I guess the PR people never had any of their parents threaten them with lumps of coal from Santa. The America’s Power website lets users dress up lumps of coal and listen to distorted Christmas carols trying to rebrand coal as “clean.” What’s next? Singing ditties about switches and reindeer turds?
I don’t know…the whole black lung thing kinda ruined the possibility of lovable, friendly coal.
The BBC takes you to a West Virginia mining area so you can see for yourself how environmentally devastating mountain top mining is: