Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Jeffrey Sachs and Robert Kennedy, Jr. on why we can't have a good energy policy

Two of my heroes speaking about the "stranglehold" that the fossil fuel industry lobby has over policy in Washington.
The Last Mountain starts this weekend.

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Tell President Obama to stop allowing mountaintop removal mining to destroy Appalachia

Across the Appalachians, coal mining companies are destroying entire mountains in a practice known as mountaintop removal mining, and then they're dumping the untreated mining wastes into adjoining valleys and streams, wiping out large swaths of forest, miles of streams and the wildlife that depends on them. Urge President Obama to prohibit mining companies from dumping their mountaintop removal waste into streams and lakes.

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