Wednesday, January 30, 2008

The Coal Truth

Ever wonder where all that dirty coal comes from? Where Santee Cooper gets its coal? Where the coal that will be burned in the proposed Pee Dee plant will come from?

The answer is something Santee Cooper would rather you not know.

The answer is something that we, as Southerners, proud of our history and our region, as Americans, who love our country and its natural splendors, should be shocked and appalled by.

The answer is mountain top removal.

You can find out more about where Santee Cooper get its coal here.

You can find out more about mountain top removal by watching ETV tomorrow night at 10 PM. Then you'll have a chance to see an award-winning documentary titled, simply, "Mountain Top Removal."

It as simply as that really.

We are destroying our Appalachian mountains in order to power coal plants of the sort Santee Cooper is busy trying to convince us we need.

Those of you out there thinking there is nothing wrong with coal, who think there is nothing wrong with a state-owned utility proposing that we use more of it in the 21st century, you need to watch this film and others like it. You need to learn about mountain top removal mining and consider the consequences of choosing coal very well.

Santee Cooper is not telling us the whole truth about their coal plant.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rusty,

What is Santee Cooper lying about? They are building a coal fired power plant. Where do you think the coal is coming from, the clouds?

Rusty said...

Didn't say they were lying, my anonymous friend. I said they weren't telling the whole truth.

From the Santee Cooper website:

"Santee Cooper has always played a major role in conserving and preserving our environment."

Yet Santee Cooper has decided to buy nearly all its coal from mines that are dynamiting the Appalachian mountains.

So the whole truth is that Santee Cooper is playing a major role in SQUANDERING and PERMANENTLY RUINING our natural hertiage, namely the Appalachian mountains.

I hope I am not misunderstanding your comment to mean that you support the destruction of the Appalachians.

You are aware that there are other ways to obtain coal, aren't you? You are aware that there are other ways to provide electricity than building another coal plant, aren't you?

Anonymous said...

Rusty,


Noticed this article

http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/feb/04/big_water_users_dig_keep_tap_wide_open29555/

in the paper today and remembered your comments on Santee Cooper and water use here:

http://cleanenergysc.blogspot.com/2007/12/thirst-for-efficiency-in-georgia.html

Looks like you were wrong about Santee Cooper again!


Best wishes,


Anonymous

Anonymous said...

P&C links post poorly on this blog, for some reason. Looks like readers will have to reassemble it in the address bar of their web browsers...
http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/feb/04
/big_water_users_dig_keep_tap_wide_open29555/

Anonymous said...

P&C links post poorly on this blog, for some reason. Looks like readers will have to reassemble it in the address bar of their web browsers...
http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/feb/04
/big_water_users_dig_keep_tap_wide_open29555/

Anonymous said...

Rusty said:

"You are aware that there are other ways to obtain coal, aren't you?"

So, if Santee Cooper or any utility for that matter, got their coal from something other than mountaintop removal, you're ok with that?

Kim said...

Well then, if that's the case, per Rusty, the polar bear would need a new sign:

"Some New Coal Ok"