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Published on March 1st, 2011 | by Important Media Cross-Post

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Fake Coal Grassroots Group FACES of Coal Still Causing Trouble

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March 1st, 2011 by

Green tech has made some stunning advances in the past few years, so it’s tempting to look forward to the day when coal eases its headlock on the American power grid. Coal is an out-of-date fuel that costs an estimated $500 billion yearly in public health impacts.

However, even if domestic coal use fades and green jobs replace coal jobs, exporting Appalachian coal will still be a big business. We’ll still be blowing up chunks of our own country to feed furnaces overseas – and a fake “grassroots” group called FACES of Coal is here to make sure that happens.

Read more on our sister site, CleanTechnica: FACES of Coal Fiddles While Appalachia Gains New Green Jobs

Image: Mountaintop mine “reclamation” by ilovemountains.org on flickr

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