03 Jan '12, 3am

A New Year's Resolution: Mobilize in Mass to Halt Coal Exports

A New Year's Resolution: Mobilize in Mass to Halt Coal Exports

If there’s one takeaway lesson we activists can learn from 2011, it’s that mass mobilization works. From the Tar Sands Action in DC to Occupy Wall Street (and hundreds of other Occupy movements across the country), 2011 will be remembered as the year US residents took to the streets to reclaim control over our future. The result? The Keystone XL pipeline is likely dead , Tea Party conservatives are on the defensive, and President Obama has suddenly started talking about economic fairness . Mass mobilization works. And in 2012, it’s time to apply this lesson to what may be the biggest carbon bomb of them all: a proposal to export US coal from the Powder River Basin to the international market. If you’re not familiar with coal export proposals, you can get the miserable truth about the issue here . For now, suffice to say large-scale coal export projects seem to be an even b...

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