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A people’s plan for “Clean Coal?”

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

The folks at Daily Kos, and Americans across the nation, are working to produce a 20-point plan to guide our national energy policy toward greater energy security and cleaner energy production. The plan is called called Energize America, and folks working to end mountaintop removal should pay attention and get involved – particularly in regard to Section VI, which is (unfortunately) titled, “The Clean Coal Generation Act.

While the use of the term “Clean Coal” is objectionable to many (click the “High Cost of Coal” link on the right menu if you have any questions as to why), some are working to include language that would ban mountaintop removal in section VI – a great start toward cleaning up coal. Check out Devilstower’s diary on Daily Kos for a first cut at drafting language to end mountaintop removal.

Also, check this page regularly for updates on the development of this section of “Energize America,” as the folks who brought you intend to be quite involved in the drafting of this language.

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