Trump Keeps Saying ‘Clean Coal.’ It Does Not Mean What He Thinks It Means

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Publish Date:
August 23, 2017
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  • Grandoni, Dino
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The Washington Post
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In a meandering speech Tuesday evening in Phoenix, President Trump launched into one angry rant after another, belittling the media, the North American Free Trade Agreement and Arizona’s two Republican senators.

But one of the more perplexing comments during the often off-message rally was about something Trump has championed in the past: “clean coal.”

“There’s a big gulf between the president’s words and the actions of the administration on support for carbon capture,” said Dan Reicher, executive director of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford.

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