Like many euphemisms, “clean coal” is an oxymoron — the adjective cancels out the noun. Though Obama the candidate tries to appear friendly to all energy sources (especially ones associated with potential swing states, like coal and fracking-accessed shale in Ohio and Pennsylvania), Obama the president has long played favorites.
Unseasonably cold low pressure system moving into the Sierra today.
Editor’s Note (May 25): Questions have been raised about whether one of the released emails did, in fact, constitute a threat to use a gun, with a person involved in the kangaroo culling program claiming the comments were made by him, and were in no way intended as a threat. This story also has been amended to clarify that the specific emails released under FOI contain abuse, but not overt threats.