Friday, September 12, 2008

Passionate Plea

Everyone of late is heated up in one form or another over their candidate of choice. We all have our issues that push our buttons and drive us to one side or the other. But one thing I've noticed is an issue VERY important to our future, our citizens, and our environment is being ignored. If you know me, you know I'm not going to hug a polar bear in order to save its life. I'm all for being a good steward, not an extremist. But the issue of "clean coal" is being ignored, and we are being fleeced. Here in Appalachia, the mountains are being strip mined to get at the coal that powers over 50% of the country. Imagine explosives the power of a Hiroshima bomb without the radiation, blowing up a mountain. Now imagine living in the town nearby. Millions of acres of mountains, the size of the State of Delaware have been decimated to get to the coal. Children have died, cancer has risen, and house values have gown down. This is truly an atrocity, as newsworthy and tragic as Katrina, Ike or any other natural disaster. But our news channels remain silent. I write about it, because most people have NO idea. If we did, this would have been a practice banned long ago. Read the facts here:
And please watch this video:

After you get done crying, get outraged that this is happening, and tell everyone you know. Visit and sign the petition, and email it to your whole address book! We have to start demanding that big money stops funding coal, which can NEVER be clean, and start funding renewable energy sources like wind, solar, and geothermal. Thanks for listening to my rant! I wrote more on my other blog:


Beka said...

Sara! Was this you!!!

Mama said...

No....although I've considered it!