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Date: 04/01/10 04:03 PM

56 Responses to Coal: Pennsylvania`s #1 Fuel [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 3:07 pm
    Link: Coal: Pennsylvania`s #1 Fuel - Wait, is this an April Fool`s Day joke? Is there a new type of green coal in Pennsylvania no one knows about?
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    dotrom Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    I thumbs this down. This is very bad.
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    OrgyOfCritic Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm
    These billboards are very real. :-/
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:18 pm
    You have to look REALLY hard for it.
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    APJ311 Male 13-17
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm
    Coal + green paint =/= clean fuel.
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    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    You have to look REALLY hard for it.
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    tccam Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Not a joke. `Where`s the birth certificate`, `Abortion and homosexuality- the true cause of 9/11` (NEVER GO TO SHANKSVILLE!!!) billboards are also found.
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    tvremote Male 18-29
    447 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 4:26 pm
    Maybe you don`t know about it, but clean coal isn`t that new. It has to do with how they process and use it in order to produce less pollution. Reduces reliance on oil, so it`s good short term solution while we look for improved renewable resources.

    Sorry if that sounded PSA-y but I`m from the area and its a good source of jobs for a industry that really needs them.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm
    Maybe they`re fitted coal-burning power stations with scrubbers to reduce emissions and called the result `green`.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm
    *sigh*

    This looks to be an April fool`s joke, but there is a chance it`s not...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    Coal is filthy, the only "green" or remotely "clean" coal plant is a prototype in Europe that pumps CO2 into the ground.
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm
    Hahaha, I`ve driven past this and was like.... WTF?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 5:04 pm
    I wouldn`t be surprised if careful use of locally mined coal is greener than using oil imported from halfway round the world.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 5:14 pm
    too easy, too dumb, not even going to do it.
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm
    `Green` in this context just means environmentally-friendly, so its a normal BS public relations ad. What *IS* amusing is calling Coal, the result of millions of years of high pressure deep underground, "NEW" technology! lol!
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    green_batman Female 18-29
    728 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    There are supposedly new technologies that make coal power cleaner, though I doubt that it`s anywhere near as clean as nuclear, wind, etc.
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    sirrix Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 5:56 pm
    There are many clean burning coal advancements.. you guys need to read more real news and less i-a-b
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    @DavyMid

    Er... just to be clear... when I say `millions of years of pressure", I mean two thousand, of course.
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    nissanxterra Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm
    wow this is bad
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 6:32 pm
    Whether coal is clean or not, coal is PA`s, and quite frankly the US eastern seaboard`s #1 fuel. Powering more homes than wind, water, natural gas combined, in PA at least, and is a huge revenue source for PA. However because of Obama and environmental scares, that business will soon be destroyed, laying off thousands of jobs... How`s that for job creating, Obama?
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    pui Female 18-29
    3574 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 6:34 pm
    I`m pretty sure this is real. Lots of people consider coal an environmentally friendly fuel.
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    mystreT Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    Molly Maguire
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:07 pm
    @DavyMid

    Er... just to be clear... when I say `millions of years of pressure", I mean two thousand, of course.

    Davy hasn`t commented yet, what are you talking about?
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    "However because of Obama and environmental scares, that business will soon be destroyed, laying off thousands of jobs... How`s that for job creating, Obama?"

    Yeah, because who need their lungs, really?
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    Lionhart2 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    > LazyMe484
    > Davy hasn`t commented yet, what are you talking about?

    No, but you know Davy and I know Davy. Actual words are unnecessary :-)
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:28 pm
    clean coal is a real "thing," but all it is is increased efficiency in the mining and buring of coal. No matter what you do, however, burning coal will release toxins. But props to the industry for trying to clean up its act. It will never be zero emissions, however.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:30 pm
    The criticism of "clean coal" is that a company could makes its coal burning plants produce 1% less harmful emissions, then they call it "clean coal."

    ITS MARKETING. "Clean" = ever so slightly less dirty.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm
    Should be called "cleanER coal"
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    some one ban billmike, but i admit that`s some creative spamming: using other comments as a cover
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    Mornaf Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 8:55 pm
    Should be called "cleanER coal"

    Actually, I would say "CleanISH coal"
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    falloutchik Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    well i would say "sort of clean coal if you tilt your head to the side, squint your eyes real hard, and hold your breath"
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2010 at 10:32 pm
    FutureGen Will be the cleanest coal power plant ever built. Yes, Coal can be clean & green.
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    Gortrok Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 10:37 pm
    "well i would say "sort of clean coal if you tilt your head to the side, squint your eyes real hard, and hold your breath""

    Total win!
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Coal is... clean?
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    DellSucks Male 18-29
    342 posts
    April 1, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    Isn`t clean coal like a healthy cheeseburger combo?
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    xohbkxo Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2010 at 11:33 pm

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    SpoonFork Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2010 at 1:09 am
    it explains it right there on the billboard
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    Wellzee Male 18-29
    126 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 1:52 am
    clean coal is like having clean poop
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 4:32 am
    It greatly depends on what type of coal is being burned and what actions are being taken to control the power plant emissions after the burn.

    Everyone pictures black smog from burning coal but it just isn`t always the case. PA is known for a lot of anthracite coal which is a hard coal type and it burns virtually smokeless. many of the amish communities in PA use this type of coal for heat.
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    router52000 Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2010 at 5:16 am
    That sign is no joke...
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    Aquaeous Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 5:47 am
    Perhaps they`re using a Carbon Capture and Storage plant? That reduces emissions by over 85%... though it does incidentally reduce the efficiency of the plant still further meaning you have to burn more coal per unit of electricity produced.
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    Stevo63 Male 40-49
    3 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 5:55 am
    Those who think coal is dirty are ignorant. What, they can make a Ipad that can practically wipe your ass for you, but, they can`t filter fuel emissions? Get a clue people.
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    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2010 at 6:07 am
    maybe they took a piece of coal and painted it green.
  44. Profile photo of Aquaeous
    Aquaeous Male 18-29
    425 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 6:35 am
    Stevo63; yeah, but the issue is always at what cost? Using CCS to make coal cleaner is massively uneconomical at the moment. It can be done, but whether it should or not is another matter...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2010 at 6:42 am
    You can`t have your cake and eat it too people if you want to get rid of our dependence on oil this is one of the most viable options. The US has the largest coal reserve in the world and they`ve done alot to make it cleaner and are still making advances.
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    keg74 Male 30-39
    410 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 7:01 am
    Is it all in Centralia? Is that where the green coal is?
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 9:33 am
    I don`t think that`s a good investment though, IDK. I have NO idea how much coal you got over there..
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    GirlieMutant Female 18-29
    236 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 9:35 am
    Question: can`t I comment on things?? I can never see my comment!
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 2, 2010 at 9:48 am
    Wow Stevo, you`re a complete moron. Show me ONE valid, credible source that shows a way to have green coal. It can`t be done. If you burn a fuel, there will be emmissions. Comparing that to an iPad makes as much sense as comparing politics to medicine. It`s like saying "They can pass a law to give health care to everyone but they can`t cure cancer?"

    Go back to watching the grass grow genius.
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    DiegoDeFuego Male 18-29
    239 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 9:51 am
    I think it`s neat you are making fun of somebody for making a terrible comparison and to show you`re point you make an equal or worse comparison.
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    bleong Male 30-39
    99 posts
    April 2, 2010 at 11:43 am
    I think coal is clean in that new plants will only spew CO2 and water. And CO2 isn`t _technically_ a pollutant. From the right perspective, it`s "plant food". Oh yeah, and it contributes to global warming.

    You can make a case that if the energy is used to power an electric car that replaces a gasoline engine, then it has helped reduce the overall pollution.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2010 at 2:47 pm
    riiiggghhht!
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    Dr4k Male 18-29
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    April 3, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    I see signs like this in Pittsburgh at bus stops and I always want to cover it with print outs of facts on how coal isn`t clean or just write lies over it really big.
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    Stevo63 Male 40-49
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    April 4, 2010 at 8:44 am
    Wow Freddy, I think it`s time you went and touched the monolith. The coal plant that powers my house emits zero pollutants because of modern technology. If you think CO2 is a polluntant then you need to stuff a sock in your breather. oh and btw, they can cure cancer.
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    thefireguy22 Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm
    i have seen these signs many times and i scoff at them. they are soooo retarded and they make me mad at how stupid coal is! there are many other ones saying how clean and great coal is. BS.

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