To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

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In this Oct. 21, 2013 photo, the conveyer from the dome to the gasifier awaits use at the Mississippi Power's Kemper County energy facility in central Mississippi near DeKalb. Construction continues at the power plant that is designed to use a soft form of coal called lignite in a gasification process to generate power. The plant, America’s newest, most expensive coal-fired power plant is hailed as one of the cleanest on the planet, thanks to government-backed technology that removes carbon dioxide and keeps it out of the atmosphere. Once the carbon is stripped away, it will be used to do something that is not so green at all – extract oil. Power companies sell the carbon dioxide to oil companies, which pump it into old oil fields to force more crude to the surface. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)