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Petitioning U.S. House of Representatives and 2 others

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


"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.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
Rachel Carson wrote "Silent Spring" almost fifty years ago. President Carter spoke of green alternatives over thirty years ago. Many have been protesting about and writing about green solutions for over forty years.

When will you as our "representatives" represent us instead of the insatiably greedy rich and large corporations? I know that many of you are aware of the solutions. Don't you understand that the current poisonous policies will ultimately killl you and your progeny, too?

There is a movement in the U.S. and around the world to remove the corporate influence (or effluence) from politics. We the peons will be heard! I would prefer us to be heard now, instead of in the poisonous wastelands that you are voting on creating .

"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, which is 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.

Whether it's fracking to get gas, deep water drilling to get more oil, buying oil from OPEC, or building more nuclear plants, we are making a bad choice. We didn't heed the warnings and ignored the math decades ago, and now the reality is that we are going to have to invest heavily in green and renewable methods of energy production, such as wind, solar, ethanol from hemp, and geothermal and do research and development regarding more exotic technologies, such as wave energy, OTEC, and nuclear fusion. We missed the boat regarding solar power satillites.

In the meantime, we will need to conserve and recycle like never before! Mountaintop removal is an ecological disaster and the cleanest coal plants are still dirty. Fracking is a similar environmental disaster, as was depicted in the documentary "Gasland." We can't afford another BP blowup from deep water drilling. We can't afford to keep buying oil from OPEC. And, we certainly can't afford another Three mile Island, Chernobyl, or Fukushima!

So, let's stop being fossil fools and start doing some serious work concerning a cleaner, greener future!