The Mile Long Petition to Stop Coal

Mon, 2008-04-14 09:19Emily Murgatroyd
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The Mile Long Petition to Stop Coal

Take a minute today to sign the Appalachian Voice's “Mile Long Petition” to block the construction of a new coal plant in Virginia. Here's their cool petition widget:

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Every good magician knows that the key to success is misdirecting the audience. You have to draw everyone’s attention away from your ultimate goal in order to perform the trick. Politics is no different, and one of the greatest misdirections in recent memory has been pulled off by the fossil fuel industry.

While most of the environmental movement was (rightfully) focusing attention on stopping the Keystone XL tar sands export pipeline from crossing over one of the most vital aquifers in the U.S., the dirty energy industry was quietly building a network of...

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