Marching Against Mountaintop Mining

November 24, 2009 at 1:41 am 3 comments

A few hours after we aired yesterday’s story about mountaintop mining, we got a note about a happening called “Constellation to Copenhagen: a Climate Justice Spectacular”. Here’s a description from the press release:

“On Monday Nov. 30th, students from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and Goucher College will gather for ‘Constellation to Copenhagen: a Climate Justice Spectacular’ to protest Constellation Energy’s use of mountaintop removal coal and demand that the company transition from coal, nuclear and oil to clean energy sources. This event is staged in relation to the international climate negotiations being made in Copenhagen this December. Students will gather in costume with puppets and mountain signs in front of the MICA Brown Center and depart from the MICA campus around noon. The group will parade down North Charles Street to the Constellation Energy Commodity Group Building in the Inner Harbor. There, they will read and deliver an 8 foot by 11.5 foot letter addressed to Constellation Energy outlining their demands.”

More information at Students for a Sustainable Campus.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nonya Bizness  |  November 24, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    After delivery of their demands, will these gullible innumerates then mount stationary bicycles to power generators replacing the energy they protest?

  • 2. Nonya Bizness  |  November 26, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Before you extoll solar energy or wind energy as the solution to all of the world’s energy problems, be certain you understand the magnitudes involved.

    Most people don’t. Innumeracy and ignorance have never been more evident ( unless it is your ambition to live in the cold and the dark in a cave ).

    Click to access Poster-ScaleofPowerGeneration.pdf

    If you expect to be taken seriously as a commentator, it is necessary that you demonstrate a comprehension of the scale, size and scope of energy production. If you don’t demonstrate a command of the quantities, don’t be surprised if your opinions are discounted or ignored.

  • 3. WV hollergirl  |  November 27, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for this great piece and information.
    For the negative comments here-
    WOW as the new USGS figures for minable coal reserves are out and the greedy coal industry lies of ” 250 years of coal” left are now debunked to 20 years in Appalachia and 60-80 in the US–
    You had better get on the renewable energy- wind and solar- band wagon or no one will have any energy but then again if we continue to burn the toxic coal and destroy the air cleaning/carbon sink of the great Appalachian mountain forest- who will be here to worry about electricity?
    I live where the coal industry is blasting our homes and mountains and poisoning our water and for all you coal friendly commentors here -I got some nice sludge water for you to use for you and your family.


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