Coal is Dirty Exclusive

Civil disobedience campaign launched at Massey Energy mountaintop-removal site

"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

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Coal Activists Dress to Impress at Capital Climate Action

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. 

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Take Action: Power Past Coal

Initiaive to collaborate 100 days of action against dirty coal.

Coal is dirty and deadly. From mining, to waste disposal, to the burning of coal. The recent TVA spills have awoken the nation to the gravity of this problem. Now, its time for us to Power Past Coal: Expose the True Cost of Coal and Plug into New Power.

On January 21st, groups and individuals from New Mexico to New England, Appalachia to Alaska will be committing to fight coal injustice and build a new power for clean energy by embarking in 100 days of action during the first 100 days of Obama's presidency. 

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UPDATE: Not Exactly “Clean” Coal- Second TVA spill reported in Alabama

Investigation began Friday at the Widows Creek Coal burning power plant in northeastern Alabama as a gypsum pond was repored leaking.

You don’t have to search hard these days to find the examples of why coal is dirty. Friday morning Tennessee Valley Authority began investigating a leak from a gypsum pond at its Widows Creek coal-burning power plant in northeastern Alabama.

The Widows Creek Fossil Plant is located on Guntersville Reservoir on the Tennessee River. It has eight coal-fired units and was completed in 1965. The plant consumes about 10,000 tons of coal a day.

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Not Exactly "Clean" Coal:Coal Ash Slurry Pond Bursts in Tennessee

Coal Waste Spill 40 Times Bigger than Exxon Valdez

On Mon., Dec. 22, at 1:00 am, a coal slurry impoundment at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston coal fired power plant in Harriman, Tennessee spilled at least 525 million gallons of toxic coal ash into the Tennessee River and surrounding areas.

Check the Video Here 

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Scientists Finger Coal as Main Global Warming Culprit

Coal must go to save planet say leading experts

At the American Geophysical Union union meeting in San Francisco, Kenneth Caldeira of Stanford University presented new calculations that even if humanity zeroed out its use of oil, emissions from coal burning would rapidly push global warming to dangerous levels.

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"Green Banksy" Monkey Wrenches Kingsnorth Coal Plant

Climate Activist Single-Handily Cuts UK Carbon Emissions by 2%

"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, "thus far and no further." If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoroeau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, "If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."-Ed Abbey

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Santa Claus Arrested for Opposing Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Tennessee Valley Authority has Kris Kringle Arrested Weeks before Holidays

Santa Clause was arrested while delivering stockings of coal and bundles of switches to the CEO’s of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Delivering coal is the least favorite part of Santa’s job but when TVA held a public meeting at their office in Chattanooga; Santa knew he had to deliver years of backlog coal first hand.     

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