Clean Coal Technology

By: Dave Benton Email
By: Dave Benton Email

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Being environmentally conscious is on the minds of a lot people and there's a push to produce clean coal electricity.

Members of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity got their message out in Huntington Thursday afternoon.

Cathy Coffey with A.C.C.C.E said her group wants to make sure the primary candidates put energy in their platforms.

But not everyone is a fan of clean coal technology. Janet Fout with O.V.E.C, The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition said, “Clean coal is an oxymoron. There's no such thing.”

Many environmentalists believe the clean coal technology will lead to more mountain top removal.

It’s a never ending debate between the coal industry and environmentalists.

In West Virginia, 90% of electricity is coal generated. The national average is 50%.

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