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“The Real FACES of Environmental Extremism”

2009

Sparki on The Understory blog

About two years ago, a mucky muck at another environmental group campaigning against coal told me he thought we were winning against coal, but he couldn’t figure when the backlash was coming. I said the backlash was already happening and targeted coalfield residents like Maria Gunnoe and Larry Gibson. People in the coalfields who speak out against King Coal in it’s own backyard and face violence on a daily basis. The mucky muck took a dismissive tone and said he was waiting for a bigger national backlash from the coal industry.

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