31 May '11, 12am

At #AEF2011 @BillMcKibben notes heading to Bellingham, WA, in a.m.- possible port for Powder River coal to China.

At #AEF2011 @BillMcKibben notes heading to Bellingham, WA, in a.m.- possible port for Powder River coal to China.

This morning, Secretary of Interior, Ken Salazar announced plans to open up 7,400 acres of federal land in Wyoming’s coal-rich Powder River Basin for lease to coal mining companies, including Peabody Coal and Arch Coal. This first round of leases are among over a dozen tracts to be auctioned over the next three years. This announcement stands in stark contrast to the kind of “new energy frontier” that Salazar described in his speech to the thousands of youth attending Power Shift 2009, the youth climate conference that welcomed in a new presidential administration. I was one of the youth in that crowd, filled with idealism and excitement for what seemed to be the dawning of a new clean energy future. Two years later, this speech not only feels like a dream, but a ruse.This decision is disguised as an effort to promote job growth and American energy security, but in reality...

Full article: http://www.350.org/en/about/blogs/powder-river-basin-new-...

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Here's @Jay_Nash & @SavetheRiver explaining importance of music & environmental activism re: Rock for the River:

Here's @Jay_Nash & @SavetheRiver explaining imp...

treehugger.com 31 May '11, 2pm

Caddick: Save The River is a grassroots advocacy organization formed in 1978 to protect the Upper St. Lawrence River and T...

[Blog Update] More Coal Along the Columbia River

[Blog Update] More Coal Along the Columbia River

itsgettinghotinhere.org 19 May '11, 10pm

This week the Port of Morrow Commission (located in Boardman, OR) announced that they had agreed to a lease with Salt Lake...