Coal is Dirty Exclusive
Hooray for our band of happy ragged folk
Tellin old stories and fireside jokes
Well, living for the music, the love and the laugh
Hooray for the riffraff
This weekend, Mountain Justice and Climate Ground Zero activists staged three coordinated actions against mountaintop removal coal mining in southern West Virginia.
Appalachia is rising! Look for a summer of direct action against mountaintop removal and coal fired power plants.
Nine protesters are still in custody. Two are being held for the action at the Brushy Fork dam, seven for the line crossing at Pettus. Police have informed jail support that bail will be set at $2,000 each- $18,000 needs to be raised in total. Please consider donating to our Paypal account as well as re-posting this elsewhere!
While the coal industry clings to the hope of carbon capture and storage, CCS, as a lifeline to continue the construction of new coal plants, it turns out they have made very little investment in it to date.
On April 30th, the 100th day of the new presidency, six grassroots delegates from communities disadvantaged by coal mining, processing, and burning will meet with Representatives of Congress, the EPA, and CEQ. The events are part of an inaugural effort to generate a unified voice for the transition away from coal from a diverse coalition of citizens, including those advocating for climate policy, environmental justice and indigenous rights.
Clean coal fired energy plants just aren't "clean" no matter how much coal industry lobby groups want us to think they are.
I came across a report the other day by the Union of Concerned Scientists outlining all the nasty stuff emitted from the average US clean coal fired energy plants.
It's quite shocking.