Gore Urges Civil Disobedience to Stop New Coal Plants

Al Gore showed up at the C.G.I. plenary session this morning to deliver a passionate assault on the oil and coal industries, which he referred to as ”carbon companies.” Gore accused them of committing “material fraud” by claiming that there is such a thing as clean coal technology. He raised the ante when he urged young Americans to engage in ”civil disobedience” to stop the construction of any new coal electric plants “without CO2 sequestration”—which he had just noted does not yet exist.