At least the acid rain went away. The scrubber tech works, no matter which way you spin it. Even the CO2 tech works, it's just that no one is going to buy it unless they have to. There are plenty of coal plants that put out nothing but water vapor, but environmental nutjobs love to sweep that fact under the rug. Most people don't remember when the radiation myth was debunked. Greenpeace had demanded to be let into one a coal burning plant to take a radiation reading. The powerbroker obliged, but only as long as they could take a reading from the building that GP used as a headquarters. Turns out the headquarters had 5 times as much background radiation as the coal plant because it was made from granite. Pretty positive it was Alcoa, made them all look like idiots. Clean coal scrubber tech is real, and it works, end of story. If people want to complain about mining then they should go to their democratic government and make it an issue, as had been done with gay marriage, marijuana legalization and abortion (things activists actually care about, which is themselves, not the environment).