Are any states claiming to have clean coal?



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    Your question is worded a little bit confusingly. Coal is mined in only a few states, but there are many states who are advocating for and possessing coal-burning operations that are allegedly “clean.” The US Depeartment of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy sponsors many “clean coal” projects across the United States, and you can see the map of these locations here.

    Clean coal is a thoroughly “greenwashed,” that is, falsely environmentally-friendly concept. While less emissions are released through the burning of coal, the coal is simply washed and cleaned before it is burned. All of the pollutants that are filtered out of the coal have to go somewhere, so they are often simply dumped into lagoons of toxic muck.

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