ABEC has re-branded themselves the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity. See here for an interview with President Stephen Miller, who does an admirably media-savvy job of laying out their talking points and PR strategy.

His key points:

  1. “If we push too hard, too fast, we will force fuel switching away from coal.”
  2. “The president and the congress have a role to play to make sure the public sector invests in coal-fired power.”
  3. We’ve spent a lot of money on t-shirts, trucks, and advertising to affect the primary campaign, and it’s working.

In other words: We need to burn more coal. We need taxpayers to pay for the cost of that coal. And we’ve got enough money to make sure it happens.

Here’s the creepy new 60-second ad they’re running nationwide:

If you believe hard enough …