12 Oct 10
Reposted from the Understory

From Wikipedia:Greenwashing (a portmanteau of “green” and “whitewash”) is a term describing the deceptive use of green PR or green marketing in order to promote a misleading perception that a company’s policies or products (such as goods or services) are environmentally friendly.

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4 Oct 10
Over the weekend, Big Coal’s corporate stooges flew to the gateway city of St. Louis for a carbon intensive love fest known as the “Global Energy Future Forum.” St.
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30 Sep 10

It was crazy times in our nation’s capitol this last week.  Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining, converged thousands of coalfield residents and supporters in Washington D.C. for a conference called "Voices of the Mountains" and a mass march and action.

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13 Sep 10
This morning Rainforest Action Network activists dropped half a ton of coal rubble from Appalachia on the front lawn of the EPA.  This is part of the effort to compel the agency to veto the 2,278-acre Spruce mountaintop mine project in Blair, W.Va., which is the largest mountaintop mine project ever proposed.

The activists were detained and ironically issued citations for “Failure to obey order to remove dangerous condition.”  Of course, the coal industry never gets citations like that after blasting the tops off of mountains in Appalachia.

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1 Sep 10
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”

Don Blankenship’s empire is crumbling, rapidly.  Mountaintop removal coal mining may well be on it’s way out.  The money’s drying up.  Appalachia is rising in Washington D.C.  And we’re seeing some VERY interesting developments on Wall Street and in Washington.

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26 Aug 10
This morning two anti-MTR activists, associated with Climate Ground Zero, locked down in Charleston at the West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection offices.

Activists Block Entrance to DEP Headquarters,
Condemn Failed Enforcement

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