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Advertising Company Behind Clean Coal Campaign Touts Success

Earlier this year we reported that the public relations firm behind the coal industry's multi-million dollar marketing blitz to put a clean shiny new face on coal was boasting their ability to manipulate the opinions of both Democratic and Republican politicians.

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Hooray for the Riff Raff

Appalachia Mobilizing for Long Fight against Big Coal

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

–Casey Neill

This weekend, Mountain Justice and Climate Ground Zero activists staged three coordinated actions against mountaintop removal coal mining in southern West Virginia.

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17 Arrested in Civil Disobedience at WV Mountaintop Removal and Coal Sludge Impoundment Sites

Mountain Justice and Climate Ground Zero Escalating Fight against Big Coal

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!

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Duke CEO does doublespeak on CCS

Recently 60 Minutes interview with Duke Energy CEO Jim Rogers reveals conflicting message on companies commitment to CCS
60 minutes recently ran an interview with Duke Energy CEO, Jim Rogers talking about the future of our climate and coal's role in that debate. Jim Rogers has been one of the key spokespeople for the future of coal - but has also been noted for sending conflicting messages.

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.
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Grassroots Activists Demand Power Past Coal from Nations Top Leaders

On President Obama's 100th day in office, presentations to Congress, EPA and CEQ highlight coal injustices and alternatives

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.

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No New Coal or Nuclear Plants necessary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman says renewables like wind and solar will be enough
At the US Energy Association forum, Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced that no new nuclear or coal plants may be needed in the United States. The Chairman's views go beyond those of other Obama administration officials, who have strongly endorsed greater efficiency and renewables deployment but feel nuclear and fossil energies will continue playing a major role.

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No New Coal or Nuclear Plants necessary

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman says renewables like wind and solar will be enough
At the US Energy Association forum, Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, announced that no new nuclear or coal plants may be needed in the United States. The Chairman's views go beyond those of other Obama administration officials, who have strongly endorsed greater efficiency and renewables deployment but feel nuclear and fossil energies will continue playing a major role.

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Clean coal fired energy plants - just aren't clean

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.

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“Even a Dummy like Me Can See that Coal has No Future"

Mannequins for Climate Justice demand an end to funding of coal industry, foreclosure evictions
This is pretty hillarious.  Fossil Fool's Day get's an early start.
 
Lone Protester Shuts Down Bank; Mannequin demands end to funding of coal industry, foreclosure evictions
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Bankrolling Duke Energy's Coal Plants

Bank of America Among Many Banks Financially Supporting Cliffside
Duke Energy is the target of a peaceful rally and call for civil disobedience on April 20 in Charlotte, NC

Duke Energy is one of the largest energy companies in the United States, and as we would expect, have long relationships with Bank of America, Citi, and JP Morgan Chase.
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