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September 14, 2009

Monday News Round-Up

Let's start today's news round-up with the most shocking story - the NY Times has put together an excellent piece on Clean Water Act violations across the country, using a narrative from one West Virginia community whose water has been poisoned by nearby coal mining.

The whole story is very telling, very sad, and a powerful reason to become an activist calling for clean water and regulations on polluting industries (especially coal).

Speaking of coal, there's a study out showing that clean energy can create more jobs than the coal industry.

And more on dirty energy sources - this week Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is visiting President Obama to talk about Canada's tar sands. The U.S. recently approved a tar sands oil pipeline from Canada into the US. Learn more on our coalition website: www.dirtytarsands.org

It's a dirty energy world out there, folks! We can do better.

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