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Boycott Wendy’s Until it Stops Sponsoring Mountaintop Removal

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , on January 8, 2010 by ezlnwv

Update: Wendy’s has taken down the Friends of Coal stickers only to replace them with something worse: signs promoting the group Coal Mining Our Future and their campaign “Coal for Kids.” Coal Mining Our Future is a Kentucky based pro-mountaintop removal organization. They claim that “Coal for Kids” is an effort to raise money for local children. It is clear to impacted residents that “Coal for Kids” is propaganda that Wendy’s should not be promoting.

Please sign this petition pledging to boycott Wendy’s until it stops supporting mountaintop removal.

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WV State Police Donate $1,000 to Coal Industry

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , on July 1, 2009 by ezlnwv

I’m not kidding.

And it isn’t the only government institution giving the Coal Industry tax dollars.

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The Meaning of Anti-Coal in West Virginia

Posted in Save Appalachia, Social and Political Commentary with tags , , , , , , , on April 15, 2009 by ezlnwv

The meaning of anti-coal in West Virginia is broad.  To be against coal doesn’t mean to be against the mining and use of coal. Thanks to the Coal Industry’s intensive PR campaign, to be against mountaintop removal, a relatively new mining process in which 1/4 to 2/3 of a mountain is blown away and its debris pushed into the surrounding stream-valleys, also means to be anti-coal.

But it doesn’t even stop there. According to the WV delegates who opposed the coal river wind resolution (over half of them), it is anti-coal to support the preservation of ONE mountain from destruction so that it can be used as a wind farm that will bring more jobs, safer jobs, and clean energy.

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