Sunday, December 29, 2013

"...we would have declared war on them."

Mountaintop removal coal mining"If any foreign nation had done this to us, we would have declared war on them."

-- Robert Kennedy, Jr, overlooking a scalped West Virginia mountain, as quoted in James Hansen's book Storms of My Grandchildren: The Truth About the Coming Climate Catastrophe and Our Last Chance to Save Humanity
Hansen writes that "mountaintop removal yields only 7 percent of the coal mined in the United States, less than U.S. coal exportrs, so the practice could be prohibited without damage to the country's energy supplies."

PS: Robert Kennedy Jr. is right about this, but I don't think he can ever really live down his autism-vaccine article published in Salon.

PPS: I just learned about the 2011 documentary "The Last Mountain," but haven't watched it yet.

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