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    Andrew F Cockburn, Odysseus

    The narrative that coal creates jobs plays well in places like West Virginia. The reality is very different with the number of mining jobs dropping and the industry accounting for only 3% of jobs in the state. Yet the perception in the state is that the coal industry is critical to their future economy.

    Be radical in your compassion.

    by DWG on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 07:59:23 AM PST

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    •  We're getting the same lies in Indiana (1+ / 0-)
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      with the absurd Rockport coal gasification plant project, at double the original projected cost and years behind the original schedule. If it were to succeed, it could become the largest single source of CO2 pollution in the country. Fortunately, a court derailed the original sweetheart contract, and even some Republicans in the Legislature are having doubts, and considering bills to block it.

      Now if we could just get rid of the Filibuster in the Senate, and

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 09:08:56 AM PST

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