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Coal Debate Is Not About The Will of God

Public policy on coal mining is not a religious affair, and it must not be settled through a battle of faiths. I support people who protest mountaintop coal mining, but only when the motivation and the methods of their protest are based on reason and fact. [...]

Verizon Anti-Mountain Rally For Coal Fizzles

Verizon doesn’t seem to have gained very much by supporting the few pro-coal die hards who showed up this weekend, while angering the much larger number of people who have respect for America’s lands and waters. [...]

Why Does Verizon Support Destruction of the Appalachians?

Verizon is sponsoring a ally is being organized by coal industry corporations in order to promote the literal destruction of the Appalachians – blowing up Appalachian mountains one at a time in search for coal, and burying mountain streams with the rubble. [...]

Doubts In The Midst Of Greens

She said that, though she’s not a scientist herself, she gathers that there is a great deal of controversy and disagreement among scientists about whether climate change is actually happening. [...]

This is Really Disappointing

Whatever the motivation for the sudden silence from the Reality Campaign, it demonstrates a lack of reliable leadership on the issue of clean coal. If the campaign’s organizations were really concerned about confronting clean coal, it would have continued speaking out to this day, and it would have opposed the American Clean Energy and Security Act. [...]

Kucinich Heads Progressive Opposition To Flawed House Climate Bill

The American Clean Energy and Security Act grants huge amounts of money into non-existent carbon sequestration technology, which, even if it were to be invented, would not make coal into a clean source of energy. [...]

Climate Protest Arrests in US and UK

Police had imprisoned 114 protesters without charging them with any crime, merely for showing up at a demonstration outside the Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. [...]

House Democrats Let Coal Mining Pollution Law Fester

Apparently, the towns who drink water polluted by mountaintop coal removal mining haven’t been able to funnel enough money into congressional campaigns to get a House committee that will address their needs. [...]

Obama Versus Obama On Energy That Pollutes

Barack Obama may give speeches in which he appears to be dealing with sources of energy that “threaten our planet”, but he has signed legislation that gives government money to coal companies in order to encourage them to build even more coal burning power plants than currently exist. [...]

Markey Waxman Energy Bill Skimps On Conservation

It’s a hard truth that won’t be politically popular, but Americans cannot go on using as much energy as they have. The Waxman Markey legislation fails to acknowledge that, and so, it fails even to set the goals that we need. [...]

Democrats Pass Money for Clean Coal

Why are Democrats in Congress and the White House supporting inefficient, polluting, remarkably ungreen energy technology? It’s for the same reason that the Republicans did: Fossil fuel companies have lots of lobbyists and make lots of campaign contributions. [...]