Who We Are and Contact Information

The mandate of this site is very simple: To debunk the myth of "clean coal."

"Coal is Dirty and its affiliate site Coal is Clean are a joint project managed by DeSmog, Rainforest Action Network and Greenpeace USA.



The DeSmog Project, and its award-winning blog, DeSmogBlog, exists to clear the PR pollution clouding climate science and delaying action to address global warming.

There is overwhelming scientific evidence that global warming is a reality, that human activity is accelerating the changes in our climate and that the results are potentially catastrophic. The problem we face is that the public isn’t getting a fair and accurate representation of the facts surrounding global warming, so governments and industry aren’t being held accountable to take the actions that will enable us to avoid catastrophe. Industries who have serious economic interest in maintaining the status quo are spending millions of dollars to fund anti-science organizations, think tanks and public relations misinformation campaigns to convince the public and policy makers to delay action when the science tells us that we must act immediately.

Our Work

DeSmogBlog is well-known for exposing and discrediting global warming deniers and energy industry public relations misinformation campaigns. TIME Magazine named DeSmogBlog in the "Top 25 Best Blogs of 2011" and wrote: "Fossil-fuel companies have spent millions funding anti-global-warming think tanks, purposely creating a climate of doubt around the science. DeSmogBlog is the antidote to that obfuscation."

Website: http://www.desmogblog.com/

Contact DeSmog: http://www.desmogblog.com/contact_us

Media Center: http://www.desmogblog.com/media_centre

Greenpeace USA

Greenpeace proves every day that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. It was a group of thoughtful, committed citizens that came together in 1971 to create Greenpeace. A handful of determined activists leased a small fishing vessel, called the Phyllis Cormack, and set sail from Vancouver for Amchitka Island in Alaska. Their mission was to protest U.S. nuclear testing off the coast of Alaska with a brave act of defiance: to place themselves in harm’s way. Despite being intercepted by the U.S. Coast Guard, these daring activists sailed into history by bringing worldwide attention to the dangers of nuclear testing.

Our Work

That was more than 30 years ago, and in that time, Greenpeace has indeed changed the world, and we continue to make the world a better place. Our committed activists and supporters have come together to ban commercial whaling, convince the world’s leaders to stop nuclear testing, protect Antarctica, and so much more. Today, we have grown from a small group of dedicated activists to an international organization with offices in more than 30 countries. But our spirit and our mission remain the same. Our fight to save the planet has grown more serious – the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. Greenpeace is actively working to address these and other threats.

Be a force for nature, JOIN GREENPEACE TODAY

Website: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/

Address: 702 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001

Phone: (202) 462-1177

Email: info@wdc.greenpeace.org

Media Center: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-center/

Rainforest Action Network

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is made up of 43 staff members in San Francisco, CA and in Tokyo, Japan, plus thousands of volunteer scientists, teachers, parents, students and other concerned citizens around the world. We believe that a sustainable world can be created in our lifetime, and that aggressive action must be taken immediately to leave a safe and secure world for our children. Dubbed “some of the most savvy environmental agitators in the business” by the Wall Street Journal, RAN uses hard-hitting markets campaigns to align the policies of multinational corporations with widespread public support for environmental protection. We believe that logging ancient forests for copy paper or destroying an endangered ecosystem for a week’s worth of oil is not just destructive, but outdated and unnecessary.

Market Activism

Our corporate campaigns seek to push companies to balance profits with principles, to show that it is possible to do well by doing good. We publicly applaud and support political and corporate leaders who show strong leadership and innovation in advancing sustainability. Sadly, many companies require more motivation, and our campaigns leverage public opinion and consumer pressure to turn the public stigma of environmental destruction into a business nightmare for any American company that refuses to adopt responsible environmental policies. On an annual budget of slightly more than $3 million, RAN has helped convince dozens of corporations—including Home Depot, Citigroup, Boise Cascade, and Goldman Sachs—to change their practices, congratulating them when they do so. We’ve helped to protect millions of acres of forests in Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, Chile and beyond. But much more needs to be done. For our society to truly break its oil addiction, protect endangered forests, and promote human rights and sustainable finance, everyone must get involved. Please join us.

Website: http://www.ran.org/

Address: 221 Pine Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104 USA

Phone: 415 398 4404

Email: answers@ran.org

Media Center: http://ran.org/media_center/

Join Rainforest Action Network: http://ran.org/get_involved/local/