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Editorial: “Beautiful Clean Coal”

Letter to the Editor: Published in the Pottstown Mercury and Daily Local News

Donald Trump thinks he has ended “the war on beautiful Clean Coal.” But instead: “Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear power rejected.” (Reading Eagle 1/9). This was a decision by the Republican-controlled Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that stated there is no evidence that retirements of coal-fired power plants pose a threat to reliability of the nation’s electric grid.

As a member of the Climate Solutions Caucus, Rep. Ryan Costello has an opportunity to make a difference to prevent a climate crisis and reduce this Administration’s assault on our environmental safeguards. On Tuesday, February 13, a group of his constituents, along with PennEnvironment rallied at his office to #BeOurClimateSweetheart this Valentine’s Day and make a serious commitment to push for real climate solutions.

We are asking Rep. Costello to oppose future environmental attacks while actively working to find ways to address climate change.

Let’s not wait until the tipping point to act. “The latest models show that with very rapid cuts in emissions, Antarctic ice might remain largely intact for centuries; without them, we might see 11 feet of sea-level rise by century’s end…” (Bill McKibben, Winning Slowly Is the Same as Losing).

Let’s hold Rep. Costello accountable.

|Mary Ann Mack

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March for our Environment

MARCH FOR THE ENVIRONMENT–Saturday, April 29th, 2017 at Noon at the Chester County Courthouse, West Chester.
Rep. and former Mayor Carolyn Comitta will be addressing us around 12:45 about the importance of grass roots action–your voice–in saving the environment. Other speakers include West Chester Mayor Jordan Norley, 2017 mayoral candidate Dianne Herrin, and 2018 PA 6 congressional candidate Chrissy Houlahan.
 
Gather at noon. Please bring signs to show your support of green issues. We will walk to Quaker Hill departing the Court House at 1:30 and reassembling at West Chester Friends Meeting at 2 pm.
For people who want to demonstrate their support of the environment but are unable to attend the marches in DC or Philadelphia. This march is sponsored by the Sierra Club Sustainability Committee.
 
Other local Democratic and Progressive events are listed below:

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