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Coal Execs Call In ‘The Fixer’. It Doesn’t End Well. [Video/Humour]


If you’re a coal executive intent on avoiding carbon reductions under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, you’d best not turn to The Fixer.


He’s too busy helping Volkswagen deal with its own emissions scandal. And besides, when it comes to cutting power plant emissions from coal, he can’t see what all the fuss is about.

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Jeff Goldblum is The Fixer and Ed Begley Jr. plays a desperate board chair in a Funny or Die video released earlier this month by the League of Conservation Voters.

As EcoWatch tells it: “‘People are convinced our coal-fired power plants are killing people and the planet,’ Begley tells the other executives. ‘I mean, solar is cool,’ he says with disgust, to the uproarious laughter of the other executives.”

Watch the clip—it runs 3:18, and it’s embedded in the story. You’ll be laughing, too.