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Coal-fired power will not build a cleaner future in Michigan or anywhere else

If you owned a wind or solar power production plant and were looking to expand would you be okay if it that expansion was fueled by coal?

There's outrageous headlines everyday, but as a news junkie you become immune, at least for the most part. The headline today at the Michigan's Bay City Times reads: Michigan needs coal to build its clean energy future.

Wow. I need to clear my head to figure out the logic behind this one.

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Jury Says: Direct Action Justified to Stop Coal!

Today is a historic day for the climate change
movement. A UK Crown Court jury effectively ruled that taking direct action, breaking the law, and even property damage are all justified in the course of stopping catastrophic climate change.

The trial was regarding 6 Greenpeace activists -
who were arrested in the course of painting an anti-coal message on the smokestack of the Kingsnorth Power plant in the UK. They were charged

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Blowing Mountains instead of Wind Mills in Coal River, West Virginia

There's a showdown in West Virginia today pitting old dirty energy against renewables - and one side is armed with explosives.

Coal giant Massey Energy is planning as early as today to begin blowing up the mountains in the Bee Tree Branch area of Coal River Mountain, West Virginia. More specifically, Massey is planning to blow off the top of a local mountain, push all the debris into the surrounding valleys and repeat until they hit a big fat coal seam.

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Wake Up, Democrats: Send Dirty Coal Packing

"When party activists gathered in Chicago to nominate Bill Clinton to a second term in 1996, Mr. Obama was making his first run for political office, but he did not have enough clout to get full access to the convention. Instead, he concluded that high-dollar breakfasts and dinners seemed to lock voters out of the system, grousing to a reporter, "The convention's for sale, right?" New York Times, August 27th, 2008.

Dirty Coal certainly thinks the Democratic convention is for sale.

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Even a Clean Coal staffer at the Democratic Convention thinks coal is dirty

On the ground sources at the Democratic National Convention are telling us that people aren't buying the clean coal propaganda being shoveled out by a major coal industry front group at the event.

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Major "clean coal" PR blitz by industry front group at Democratic Convention

People attending the Democratic National Convention in Denver this week are the target of a $2 million advertising and PR blitz by a coal industry-funded front group called the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity (ACCCE) whose goal is to sell the idea that coal is somehow clean.

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Is Your Congressperson in bed with King Coal?

New online tool allows users to track the flow of coal money in US politics.

Want to find out how much coal money your legislators are taking from an industry that has buried more than 1000 miles of streams, and destroyed more than 470 mountaintops in Central Appalachia alone?

FollowTheCoalMoney.org, a joint project of Oil Change International and Appalachian Voices, tracks the dirty coal money funding our Congress.

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