“Coal. While you might have heard the phrase ‘clean coal’ during the presidential campaign, it’s actually an oxymoron. Wishful thinking. Coal does not burn cleanly and it’s hugely expensive to make it burn that way.”

— NBC anchor Brian Williams, leading into a segment on coal as part of the network’s “Green Week”

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