Yesterday, not one Republican in the House of Representatives voted to protect the lives of infants and unborn babies from the toxic effects of coal sludge in their mother’s drinking water. How is that Pro-Life?
Before the mountaintop removal, the mountain had been covered with an ecologically complex forest, after, it was just a hint of its former self, and covered in grass.
Less than six months after the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster, coal executives, through Faces Of Coal, are pushing again to deregulate coal mines.
A wind farm on top of that mountain could produce electricity for more than a billion years. The coal obtained by pulling that mountain down, on the other hand, will only produce electricity once.
Barack Obama has been rather friendly toward Big Coal, embracing the idea of so-called “clean coal technologies”. Is that friendliness deserved?