Clean Coal?

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    But “clean coal” refers to technologies deployed at power plants that make coal cleaner to burn, not to the fuel itself. Modern definitions require cuts in carbon dioxide emissions, and the only way to do that in a substantial way is through carbon capture.

    Only morons think CO2 makes a fuel dirty.
     
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    If CO2 is what makes coal dirty, it is very easy to clean. All you have to do is get rid of the carbon in coal.
     
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    Well, we agree. Trump is a moron (try reading the link).
     
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    (try reading the link).

    I excerpted the link.

    That's why I said only morons think CO2 makes coal dirty. Do you think CO2 = dirty?

    Western US coal is low sulfur. As opposed to high sulfur, dirty coal from the eastern US.
    The clean coal that Clinton put off limits, in exchange for campaign contributions from the Riady family.
     
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    From the link:


    Trump, United Nations speech, Sept. 25: We have become the largest energy producer anywhere on the face of the Earth. The United States stands ready to export our abundant, affordable supply of oil, clean coal, and natural gas.

    Trump, aboard Air Force One, Sept. 7: No administration has done what I’ve done. I just left Montana, and I looked at those trains and they’re loaded up with clean coal — beautiful clean coal. And those trains were empty two years ago. They were empty; they were dying. Nobody’s done what I’ve done.


    Trump has no idea, no clue and is unable to learn.
     
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    You know, with all of the coal mining and fracking, one of these days a big old sink hole is gonna suck us all into it.
     
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    Low sulfur coal is clean coal.
     
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    What about all the mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, particulates, and various other heavy metals, some.of which are radioactive?
     
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