Full Title: Clean Coal Technology: Environmental Solution or Greenwashing?
Author(s): L. Winston
Publisher(s): Ohio University, Program of Environmental Studies (Thesis)
Publication Date: 8/2009
Length: 120 pages, PDF
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The purpose of this research is to contrast the marketing of clean coal technology with
the environmental justice issues of coal extraction in Appalachia that a cleaner burning process will not change. This study analyzes and explores the greenwashing connections that result from positioning the use of clean coal technologies as an environmental solution to the problems associated with our dependence on coal as an energy source. The following question is addressed:
Q1: Is “clean coal” possible or is the promotion and marketing of such technologies a form of greenwashing with environmental justice consequences for rural communities?