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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The phrase “clean coal” has about as much merit as saying “sanitary sewage,” but that hasn’t stopped the industry and pro-coal talking heads from repeating that phrase ad nauseum to the American public.

The Orwellian industry buzzphrase was so successful that the Obama administration, as part of the 2009 stimulus package, pledged more than $1 billion to create the largest carbon-capturing system known as FutureGen 2.0. The...

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