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SCIAM Covers Coal Industry Wars in Georgia

Scientific America has an in-depth article out today on the Georgia court decision to halt the construction of a new coal-fired power plant.

In the ruling to disallow the construction of the 1,200 megawatt coal-fired power plant, Fulton County Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Cummings stated that: 

"The plant as permitted [by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources] would annually emit large amounts of air pollutants, including eight [million] to nine million tons of carbon dioxide."

And that:

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Harry Reid is Right, Coal is Making us Sick

Check out this smokin' hot youtube video posted yesterday in which Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) states that "coal makes us sick."

Here's a quick transcript of the Reid video:

Reid: "We talk about cost competitiveness, but one this we fail to talk about is the costs that you don't see on the bottom line. That is, coal makes us sick. Oil makes us sick. And this global warming is ruining our country, it's ruining our world.

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Carbon Capture and Storage Plans a Pipe Dream?

Energy bosses at this week's World Petroleum Congress (WPC) are keen to promote carbon capture and storage (CCS) as the solution to global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

But experts are warning not to run to the bank just yet as a dicovery Channel news article asks: Is Carbon Capture a Pipe Dream?


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Major Coal Conference Infiltrated!

Greenpeace activists pose as industry delegates to gain access to high level coal meetings in NYC.



Today Greenpeace infiltrated the CoalUSA conference, hosted annually by the McClosky Group which they self promote as:

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Virginia's Carbon Capture Ready Coal Plant a Global Warming Boondoggle

A massive new coal-fired electric plant has been approved for construction in Virginia that will ensure tons more greenhouse gas will be pumped into the atmosphere for decades to come.

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VP of Largest Private Coal Company Hits Back at NASA's James Hansen

Andy Revkin's New York Times Dot Earth has published a letter from Vic Svec, Senior Vice President for Peabody Energy, the largest private coal company in the world, reacting to the statement made earlier this week by NASA's Dr. James Hansen that top executives of coal and oil companies should be tried for “crimes against humanity and nature.”

Here's an excerpt of the Svec letter:

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Glenn Hurowitz on the Virginia Coal-Fired Plant Proposal

Glenn Hurowitz has a great piece on the Virginia Air Resources Board's imminent decision on  whether or not they will permit Dominion Power to build a dirty, coal-fired power plant.

Hurowitz writes in his article on Huffington Post:


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Arkansas Clean Coal Plant a Joke With a Nasty Punchline

A new coal plant in eastern Arkansas is expected to come on line in 2010. The joke is that the supporters of the $1.3 billion coal-fired power plant are pointing to "emerging technology that could capture and store carbon..." (my emphasis)

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False Promises: 'Clean Coal' Comes to The Land of Enchantment

Anyone who has ever visited the southwestern state of New Mexico understands why the state's nickname is "The Land of Enchantment".  From the vast grasslands in the south, to the Rio Grande Gorge and Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the north, it is a land of incredible beauty and wildlife, unique ecosystems, and cultural diversity.

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