06 Apr '12, 5pm

Coal Rules, Occupy Wall Street Sucks: Coal Industry (Video)

Coal Rules, Occupy Wall Street Sucks: Coal Industry (Video)

This slick new election-season ad from the coal industry mocks at least two or three popular memes—first the much-discussed 'Halftime in America' Super Bowl ad, then Occupy Wall Street. The message? It's time to put aside silly things like idealism, or discontentment with pollution, and get back to reality . Hard, dirty, coal-stained reality. So listen up, Americans: Lee Fang at Republic Report hits back: The coal lobby thinks “reality” is a world dependent on their dangerous product. Coal-fired power plants kill at least 13,000 people a year by spewing over 386,000 tons of pollutants, including mercury, into the air. Coal is also the most significant driver of carbon emissions, making the industry responsible for global warming that will cause more extreme weather, droughts, famine, crop failures, mass extinction of various species, as well as flooding. Coal is hardly eve...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/coal-rules-occupy-...

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