My favorite oxymoron
Inhabitat is a blog that I try to read everyday. They do a very nice job of bringing some very innovative plans and philosophies to light. They are predominately a sustainable design blog, but every once in a while they have other types of stories as well.
Check out their post on clean coal. Now clean coal has been getting a lot of attention from big business and the current administration recently because it essentially condones our extravagant use of electricity without any checks to the current system. In fact, in the 2007 State of the Union address, our president led his environmental initiatives with just two simple words. Clean coal.
Now let me clue you into a very tiny secret. Coal is not clean. Sorry to burst your bubbles. In addition to the issues that the Inhabitat post brings up, coal has to be mined. Coal mining is very very far from being a clean process. Simply do a google image search of coal mining.
This is an issue I will be keeping tabs on. Make sure when you are writing your legislators let them know that clean coal is not a 'green' option that you support and why.