Big Coal Getting Lucky in Kentucky

I had to reread this story to be sure it wasn't actually from The Onion. Taxpayer dollars going to spew propaganda to children about the wonders of coal and the benefits of MTR?

Unbelievable. Sadly, outrageously, this is totally true. Yet again the coal industry manages to surprise - but not shock - me.

What is shocking, however, is the lame excuse and shameless defense of this boondoggle by the very public servants who are charged with protecting the public interest.