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Coal industry peeks at Big Tobacco playbook

Feeling cornered, it's changing its stand: instead of denying climate change, it has now decided that its top priority should be developing carbon capture technology

New York

GREG Zimmerman, an environmental activist, was scrolling through the website of a coal industry association when he came across a presentation that startled him: "Survival Is Victory: Lessons From the Tobacco Wars."

What surprised Mr Zimmerman, deputy policy director at