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Protestors to Coal Train: Keep It In The Ground!

Actions speak louder than words in the fight to keep coal where it belongs... in the ground.

Sometimes, we all get a little caught up in talking and arguing about politics.

Talk is good - we need to be thoughtful, educated, and in conversation about the things in this world we oppose, and what things we support. But some people recognize that merely talking (or blogging) about problems and solutions and ideas is not enough - and if we are to actually build a better world we need to act.

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Asian Development Bank Drops "Clean Coal"

A small, but symbolic victory against the Clean Coal marketing efforts.

Last week at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) annual Asia Clean Energy Forum the ADB passed a motion to drop the use of the term "clean coal."





At the event, ADB Vice President Bindu Lohani proclaimed:

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IEA Report: More than a trillion dollars needed to "decarbonise" coal in the next 40 years

A new report by the International Energy Agency released today concludes that we will need to invest well over $1 trillion in the next 40 years to make coal-fired generation plants climate friendly.

The report's lead author, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency, states that:

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200 Year U.S. Coal Supply: The Saudi Arabia of Exaggeration

200 Year U.S. Coal Supply: The Saudi Arabia of Exaggeration

Coal industry front groups like the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (aka. The ACCCE) are aggressively marketing the abundance of US coal, claiming that, "we have enough coal to last the next 200 years."

Unfortunately for the ACCCE, the latest research shows something very different.

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Invisible 800-Degree Coal Inferno Burns Boy in Colorado

Add this to your "can't make up stuff like this" file.

An 8 year-old boy in Colarado Springs was badly burned after he walked into an old coal dust pile that had ignited from the heat of the sun.

According to authorities Matt Bershinski walked into the completely invisible 800-degree fire while he was playing in a park. The heat melted one of the plastic shoes he was wearing at the time.

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General Electric Press Release Claims CO2 "a possible" Factor in Climate Change

Coal-energy powerhouse General Electric states in a May 28th, 2008 press release that "C02 is a possible contributing factor to climate change."

This claim by General Electric, one of the largest power producers in the world, was made despite the scientific evidence, and the world's governments (including the US) now in agreement that greenhouse gas emissions caused by the burning of fossil fuels are heating our planet.
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Video: Coal Contamination Test for Your Tapwater


Is your well water contaminated? Here's a simple test.


Here's a video of a family in West Virginia whose water well is about 3 miles from a coal waste slurry. When he puts a penny under the tap to his bath water, watch what happens:


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