Matt Wasson: A Mountain Hugger on the Myth of “Clean Coal”

Do you cringe when you hear the term “clean coal?” Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio feels that this term is not only an oxymoron it’s offensive to the many communities all over the world who are forced to live with the devastating environmental and health impacts of this multi-billion dollar industry. Politicians, by contrast, seem to like the term, “clean coal” quite a bit. As someone who is in favor of renewable energy, when you watch progressive and conservative candidates arguing about who is a better ally to the coal industry do you sometimes think, “what would it sound like if someone took on coal in one of these debates?” Well, today Matt Wasson, an ecologist and the director of programs for Appalachian Voices, answers this question. Listen now as he talks to host Alex Wise to confront conventional wisdom, refute the politicians, and tell it like it is.

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2 Responses to “Matt Wasson: A Mountain Hugger on the Myth of “Clean Coal””

  1. Environment says:

    It would be far better if Dr. Wasson were debated by someone who actually understands the issues and the data so that his words could be challenged with the actual facts.

  2. Alex Wise says:

    Thanks for listening to the show. We don’t do a lot of debate format on the show – this episode was kind of an experiment. You’re welcome to use the comments section to disagree with Dr. Wasson all you’d like, of course.