Coal is Dirty Exclusive
I remember it was almost a year ago now that we started Coal is Dirty and it's lonely little single page orphan site Coal is Clean. Since then the oppostion to the spindoctors and coal lobbyists spending millions to try and refram coal as somehow being clean has grown leaps and bounds.
Here's a small sampling of some of the many bloggers who have done a great job at dispelling this myth.
Celebrate, C'mon! (Seriously, please c'mon) Anti-coal protesters out on Monday: ~2,500 Pro-coal protesters out on Monday: 15 + this guy.
On Monday afternoon, pro-coal activists like the impassioned young man shown above gathered near Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. as part of a “Celebrate Coal!” counter-protest against a massive anti-coal rally taking place at the nearby Capitol Power Plant.
"Clean" Coal and "Healthy" Cigarettes - Coal Industry Huckster Won't Admit Burning Coal Causes Climate Change
Joe Lucas has a hard job. He's the PR huckster that heads up the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the front group that shills for the coal industry.
Halfway through the first 100 days and over 100 actions already taken against coal
The Coal-Olympics are part of
It's official: The first shot has been fired in the legislative battle to end the devastating practice of mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia.
With the quickly growing and extraordinary nationwide support of over 115 co-sponsors, including 17 members of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the United States House of Representatives, US Rep. John Yarmuth from Kentucky's embattled state of coal joined US Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Republican US Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) in reintroducing the Clean Water Protection Act today.
New Video Promoting the Capitol Climate Action
Local WV Fox News station runs "The Roselle Report"
If you thought the application to expand a coal-fired electricity plant in Kansas was dead, think again.
Big Coal and their political allies in the Kansas State legislature have introduced a slick new Bill that if passed will make it very difficult for the massive Sunflower Electric coal plant expansion to not go ahead.
When people argue that the use of coal and other fossil fuels is still cheaper than renewable energy they usually (and conveniently) fail to mention the external costs of fossil fuels that aren't factored into the price of burning of these dirty fuels.
On the Wall Street Journal's Environment Capital blog today there's a great post explaining how:
NY Times blog Green Inc. reports on a week of media on coal
by: Tom Zeller Jr.
"Give me but a banner to plant upon the mountains of West Augusta, and I will rally about it the brave men who will lift our bleeding country from the dust, and set her free."
-- George Washington, 1779
Strategy-Be Square and Be There!
Here's a great post by my friend and comrade Joshua Kahn Russell about dressing to impress at the Capital Climate Action.
The Capital Climate Action is escalating the climate movement to a new level on March 2. Thousands are expected to participate and put their bodies on the line to stop the build out of coal plants and increased coal extraction.