Let's Educate Everyone Regarding "Clean Coal" and the poison that it is
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Let's Educate Everyone Regarding "Clean Coal" and the poison that it is

    1. Andrew Heugel
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      Andrew Heugel

      Brewster, NY

"Clean coal" seemingly has endless dollars to advertise its dirty, environmentally destructive 300 year old technology. In addition to the massive amounts of greenhouse gases and particulate pollution produced by coal fired plants, there is the environmentally destructive mining practice called "mountaintop removal" where mountains are simply blasted to get to the coal inside the mountain. This causes total destruction of habitat for wildlife, and pollutes the air and water, something that has caused many local residents to get sick or die, as depicted in the documentary "The Last Mountain." In addtion, the coal companies have a history of abysmal records regarding worker safety.

We need to find alternatives to the extremely environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop removal, because once an area is destroyed in this manner, it cannot be restored, except at astronomical cost. And, fracking for gas, deep water drilling for oil, buying oil from OPEC, and building more Fukushimas aren't solutions. Since we ignored the warnings and math that go back to Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" over fifty years ago and President Carter's exhorting us to develop greener technologies over thirty years ago, we are all going to seriously cut back on our excesses, if we wish to hand a planet worth living on to our children.

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    • Matthew Kreiling OLYMPIA, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      Both mainstream presidential candidates are ignoring coal, as they pander to swing state Ohio. Coal is not clean - getting it out of the ground or burning it for power.

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    • Zip Stevenson LOS ANGELES, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Coal is a bad deal. Carbon dioxide raises temperatures and that blows!

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    • Ruth Rogers WOOLWICH, ME
      • over 2 years ago

      Excellent thoughts!

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    • Melanie Casey MASON, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm watching the documentary, "The Last Mountain" right now. Feeling pissed. We all have a right to clean air and water. Mountaintop removal isn't only destroying the view, but causing people to get sick and die.

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    • Lily Middleman PATCHOGUE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Protecting the environment is such an important issue. To me, it's the most important issue that there is. That's why I'm trying to save the whales in Japan. Please sign my petition!


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