Comments on: Coal-promoting ringtones draw Sierra Club’s ire http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/comment-page-1/#comment-339473 Tue, 12 May 2009 14:27:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12925#comment-339473 Coal mine operators have a history of using private armies and murderous security forces to block union organizing efforts and environmental responsibility. These practices go back over a hundred years. Like so many other industries in this country, mine operators will stop at nothing to preserve their business and wealth. The have the help of legislators who receive campaign contributions from these mining aristocrats.

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By: Anubis http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/comment-page-1/#comment-339449 Sun, 10 May 2009 21:41:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12925#comment-339449 Buffalojump, your concerns for economic prosperity are just as religious. Preservation of wild lands and ecosystems is crucial for maintaining healthy under ground water tables. Coal mining destroys the lush vegetation that holds soil together. This good soil in turn allows rain water to filter slowly through the crust past the bedrock to produce pristine mineral water. Otherwise the rainwater rapidly floods away causing soil erosion. Glacial ice and lake water, both significant sources of potable water, are in decline due to global warming. We must conserve all the water supplies that we can for future generations.

Perhaps conservation should be applied to our use of fossil fuels as well.

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By: buffalojump http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/comment-page-1/#comment-339438 Sat, 09 May 2009 16:17:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12925#comment-339438 The Sierra Club has a franchise on how we should live and others should not be allowed to promote the social/economic concerns. Their eco – religion should not be challenged.

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By: Nikkei 225 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/comment-page-1/#comment-339436 Sat, 09 May 2009 14:07:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12925#comment-339436 Why doesn’t Virginia exploit the coal seam gas, it occurs naturally within coal deposits and has very little carbon dioxide content. It’s easy to exploit and it’s green energy, Conoco Phillips, British Gas and Petronas are successfully doing this in Queensland Australia and invested A$22 billion. This could be the solution to the Virginia problem.

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By: jd http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2009/05/08/coal-promoting-ringtones-draw-sierra-clubs-ire/comment-page-1/#comment-339432 Sat, 09 May 2009 02:38:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/?p=12925#comment-339432 i find it difficult to believe that “dirty” energy like coal can’t be improved upon rather than ditched; perhaps the sierra club gaia-worshipers would like to see the myriads of americans dependent on the coal industry for survival become telemarketers or walmart greeters. as for the ring tones, re tyrell’s “nuke the whales” and “pave the rain forests” t-shirts were much more “in yo’ face” and humourous

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