Coen brothers take aim at "clean coal" in TV spot

02/27/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A humorous TV ad directed by Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen for a coalition of environmental groups aims to dispel the idea of so-called clean coal as a viable fuel source. The spot, which seeks to counter industry efforts to market clean coal to the public, shows a family who are overcome by coughing fits every time they use a can of "clean coal" air freshener in their tidy home.

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