Coal, peak oil, & EF!

July 14, 2006 at 1:06 pm Leave a comment

Jan Lundberg, who writes, speaks, and educates on peak oil, talks about the future of coal against the backdrop of the end of oil. He gives an account of the Katuah EF! lockdown at American Electric Power’s coal burning facility on the Clinch River in Virginia. I had been curious how things had gone and had not seen any updates since the press release for the action. Writing for Truthout.org, here’s Lundberg:

Amazingly, the police did not escalate orders to disperse with dire threats or arrests, even though by mid-afternoon – when the activists called it a day and were leaving to swim in a clean river – a large force of local and state police agencies’ special teams converged to bring order to the climate-changing facility. Happily for the budget-conscious activists, no arrests were made and all equipment and materials were saved to be used in the next action. It is disconcerting, however, that over 50 police cars, two armored cars, at least one helicopter, a K-9 bomb unit, and an enormous prisoner transport bus were dispatched to a nonviolent protest. But the activists had already successfully negotiated with the local police to have locked-down activists go free before the full power of King Coal’s lackeys came to outnumber the protesters.

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