06 Aug '11, 5pm

Young Dems Convention Paid For By Coal Company Alpha Natural Resources...

On Saturday, the convention conducted business during plenary sessions that were mandatory for convention participants to attend. Our afternoon plenary was a "Presentation and Discussion: A Conversation About Coal." Looking at the schedule, I knew this wouldn't exactly be my favorite event of the day, but I thought it would be interesting to hear arguments supporting "clean coal." As I walked into the convention plenary session room, the over 500 seats in the room had a lump of foam coal placed on top of them. All branded with the "Alpha Natural Resources" logo. Seriously?! Last year, after successfully campaigning for the healthcare bill, YDA campaigned for a climate bill in 2009, and now it feels as if it's allowing itself to be bought by the coal industry. When I interned at a climate non-profit, I spent weeks researching the influence of dirty energy money in politics,...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/08/young-dems-coal.php

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