The media have found their new poster boy to rail against the coal industry.
MSNBC’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” but with Allison Stewart filling in for an absent Olbermann, had anti-coal liberal Jeff Goodell, author of “Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future” on the show.
Unsurprisingly, he criticized the company involved in the
“He is a sort of embodiment of a sort of 19th century kind of coal baron kind of guy,” Goodell said and pointed out
Goodell also doubted
“[T]hey're saying, look, this has all the indications of a mine collapse and we don't have much doubt about that,” Goodell said. “I mean, they're reserving final word until they really look at this stuff. And, you know,
“[F]irst, that same
According to a government report, a “mountain bump,” which
Evidence shows Goodell has a beef with the coal mining industry. He has written two books highly critical of coal companies.
Goodell also appeared on ABC “World News with Charles Gibson” on August 7 and he compared clean coal to fat-free doughnuts. Goodell is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic and Air