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Friday, May 29, 2009

This is green?

Posted By on Fri, May 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM

Irony, paradox, laughable? You choose.

But the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the nominally neutral arbiter of utility cases, is presenting a series of programs on sustainable energy. Today, at noon at the Clinton School, the speakers are CEO David McClanahan of CenterPoint Energy and CEO Mike Morris of American Electric Power, which is filling American air with coal-burning power plant emissions and wants to up the emissions count with a giant new coal-burner in Hempstead County to serve Texas (which doesn't want the plant). Sustainable energy at work.

Just in time to greet them is a new website,, an independent effort of Little Rock marketing executive Tom Ricciardone. He vows to do whatever he can in advertising and other means to refute the "clean coal" campaign. The artwork above is one of his ads. Gerard Matthews is writing more about the effort on our Shale Watch blog, which covers the shale development and a variety of environmental issues.

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