Filthy coal

by Russ Roberts on April 27, 2007

in Politics

I love it when the bootlegger and the Baptist are the same guy. The WSJ ($) reports:

The founder of a group that ran a series of newspaper
ads attacking the coal industry for selling a product that they called
"filthy" says the campaign is ending.

The effort, promoted as pro-environment, was sponsored
by a rival energy company, a natural-gas-production company, and
sparked a round of protests from members of Congress and trade


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skh.pcola April 27, 2007 at 3:39 pm

This kind of dovetails into new revelations that ethanol added to gasoline exacerbates air pollution. Don't expect to see any truth-in-advertising on that, though.

Ray G April 28, 2007 at 12:40 am

Um, so what?

Isn't this akin to Corn Flakes saying they're healthier than Apple Jacks? Even if they don't mention themselves in contrast, there's still nothing wrong with them mentioning how unhealthy Apple Jacks are.

jameshigham April 28, 2007 at 8:40 am

This does nothing, does it, to alleviate one's cynicism.

Ray G April 28, 2007 at 1:43 pm

The difference between cynicism and wisdom is one's ability to detach emotion from fact.

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