Posts tagged “Sierra Club”

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Edit: 5:51 PM CDT, 12/12/2008: The Coal Carolers have been taken down. Victory!?!

Bile…rising in throat…

The Clean Coal Carolers singing 'Frosty the Coal Man'

The Clean Coal Carolers singing 'Frosty the Coal Man'

Frosty the Coal Man is a jolly happy soul. He’s abundant here in America and he helps our economy grow…there must have been some magic in clean coal technology, for when they looked for pollutants, there were nearly none to see…The Clean Coal Carolers

Note: there is no such thing as clean coal.

Thanks, Sim!

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Tell Kathleen Sebelius to keep fighting “big coal”

Kansans and non-Kansans alike, please take a moment to click through to the CREDO action site to send Kathleen Sebelius a fax (free, of course) telling her to stay strong in the fight against new coal power plants.

On November 18, Sunflower Electric Power Company filed a lawsuit alleging that state officials violated the Commerce Clause and Sunflower’s equal protection rights when they denied Sunflower’s permit application to build two 700 MW coal-fired power plants in southwestern Kansas.CREDO action

Dear readers, what is mantra #2? Look at it. It is right over there…(points eyeballs towards right-center of screen)…repeat after me, “A corporation does not have inalienable rights!” Very good, class!

Equal protection? Are you kidding me? The really sad and disgusting thing about this lawsuit is that under the current legal structure in the United States, corporations DO have a right to equal protection under the law. That is equal protection to that afforded to you and me, the actual, human citizens. This mentality must change. These laws must change. Take a moment to contemplate our current reality. Do you think corporations deserve protection equal to you, an individual citizen? Do yourself a favor and check out The Corporation. It is a wonderful compendium of the history of the entities known as “corporations” and the evolution of their rights in the United States. A riveting film and essential viewing for anyone that wants to understand our current economic crisis.

So, that’s two things to do: 1) Tell Sebelius to keep fighting and 2) Watch The Corporation. If I were you, I’d get all this homework done now so you can just relax over the long weekend. Even better, kick back with your family and watch the movie! Spread the word! Keep fighting the good fight, one turkey corporation at a time!

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Power of coal diminished by EPA ruling

Back in May, I beseeched my fellow Kansans to stand up and say no to new coal power plants. There is no such thing as “clean coal”. It is a myth that grips many Americans, including our President-Elect. But enough mythbusting; I have good news to report!

Yesterday, the Sierra Club won a battle for all of us in the fight to modernize our infrastructure and move away from fossil fuels. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Environmental Appeals Board ruled EPA has no valid reason for refusing to limit the carbon dioxide emissions that cause climate change from new, coal-fired power plants. This means all new and proposed coal plants nationwide must go back and address their carbon dioxide emissions.

Kansans still face the possibility of new coal plants, so contact your representatives and tell them that you expect them to leave coal in the 18th century where it belongs. Let’s seek out 21st century technology for our modern energy needs. As you can see, this is not a death knell for coal, but an important roadblock for the coal industry and a window of opportunity for the renewable energy movement. Kudos to the Sierra Club!

Via Good

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