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Byline: Ken Ward Jr.
Oct. 18--President George W. Bush says he has doubled funding for clean coal research. Democratic challenger John Kerry says he is more devoted to the government's clean coal program.
Whose story is right?
It turns out both are.
In promoting their commitment to clean coal technology, Bush and Kerry are both telling the truth -- but they are both fudging a bit as well.
In the 1980s, federal officials started the clean coal program in their quest to turn coal into liquid fuel to power vehicles.
More recently, government research has focused on ways to reduce sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Kerry and Bush both praise clean coal research as a path toward improving the environment, …