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Fossil Fuel Titan Spins Ebola Crisis for Corporate Gain


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Fossil Fuel Titan Spins Ebola Crisis for Corporate Gain

Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The world's largest privately-held coal company has been exposed capitalizing off the Ebola crisis in West Africa—a move public health officials called "ludicrous" and "opportunistic."

A Guardian exposé reveals that Peabody Coal's new public relations campaign—which aims to brand the iconic pollutant as a "21st century fuel"—promotes its product "as an answer to Africa’s devastating public health crisis."


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Just another example of capitalism's any means to an end. Profit is god and short term profit is the whole trinity.


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Translation: "Hell, if the topography's right we can wipe out everything - trees, bats, you name it. We're confident we can appeal to their common sense that we have the ability to completely chase away the evil spirits behind this misery."


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Pretty bizarre. Coal mining (especially Peabody's specialty - massive strip mines) will prevent Ebola. Uh...yeah....sure thing... I guess...

Amazing that this scientist never heard of Peabody Coal - I guess he is too young to have sat around a campfire singing John Prine's songs while passing a dooby around...