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Activists expose coal-to-liquids as a false solution

DC Rising Tide activists disrupt 2009 World Coal to Liquids Conference and demand real solutions.

Local activists with DC Rising Tide interrupted a coal industry conference today at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. They denounced coal-to-liquid technology as a corporate scam.

Coal to liquid and carbon capture technologies have been used as a life line for the coal industry. Those who oppose this technology recognize that it is a path which only worsens our reliance on destructive fossil fuels. 

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I'd Rather Go Naked Than Burn Mountain Top Removal Coal

It is time to abolish mountaintop removal mining, not regulate it.

That is the fervent message being spread from community to community, and state to state, now that scores of ANFO explosive-packing mountaintop removal permits stand at the doors of the Army Corps of Engineers, ready to be issued after the recent 4th Circuit Court ruling.

Three million pounds of ammonium nitrate fuel oil explosives are being detonated daily in Appalachia.

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Clean Coal Lobby has their Work Cut Out for Them

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.

 

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Obama: Its time to Power Past Coal

Halfway through the first 100 days and over 100 actions already taken against coal
This week in the Little Village of Chicago, fifty high school students will hurdle over coal piles and race past power plants for the 2009 Coal-Olympics competition.  These respirator-clad youth aren’t just running for fun – they know that two coal plants in their backyards are making their families sick and causing global warming, and they want their President to do something about it. 

The Coal-Olympics are part of

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Reintroduced Clean Water Act Could Mean the end of Toxic Coal Water

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.

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Political trickery keeping Kansas coal plans alive

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.

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Putting lipstick on the coal pig

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:

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A Tough Week for Coal

NY Times blog Green Inc. reports on a week of media on coal
Our friends at Green Inc couldn't have said it better, its been a tough week for coal. Here we have cross posted their compilation of coal in the news this week:

A Tough Week for Coal

by: Tom Zeller Jr. 

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