OpenSourceCoal.org: Questioning the Viability of a Coal-Based Future
Appalachian Voices - Non-Profit - www.AppalachianVoices.org
OpenSourceCoal.org is an online user-friendly compendium which seeks to tame bewildering and wildly scattered government coal data. How many tons of coal were surface-mined by Massey Energy in 1998? What are the annual CO2 emissions from power plants in NC? The data available on OpenSourceCoal.org offers a comprehensive view of the rising costs and declining production of coal.
We have the tool plus relationships with the public, media, and elected officials. Free Range can provide the means of keeping the data current and disseminating this important information, helping to create a clean energy future for Appalachia.
Mountaintop Removal needs to be stopped. We need to join together and we need to fight this.
Oro Hutson commented
My vote.... YES to the power of 10!!!
Patrick Johnson commented
Get to the truth. Where there is truth, there is hope. Now is the time to shift into a brave new future that will unchain us and generations to come, from the tyrannical enslavement of the extraction-driven, greedy, fear-mongering coal companies.
Coal is one of the dirtiest fuel we use and it effects all those involved in the process of getting it, using it and suffering from the results of using it. If enough people talk about it then maybe some brilliant ideas can bloom to move us beyond coal and into a clean renewable future!
Gets my vote!
The coal industry is consistently predicting that our grandmothers will freeze in the dark if we at all restrict our use of coal for electricity, including mountaintop removal coal. Who is fact-checking them- Appalachian Voices is. Open Source Coal will make it easier for Appalachian Voices and other groups to refute the myths that coal is abundant, cheap and essential.
appalachian voices commented
av gets my vote everytime!
Austin Hall commented
This tool will shed light on the fallacy of the coal industries PR campaigns, and enable us to squash the myth that coal is the only energy solution.
Appalachian Voices supports the people of Appalachia who have lived with their voices muted by Big Coal for far too many years. They are an amazing group of dedicated individuals striving to make life better for the underdogs and in turn, making life better for us all.
Support App Voices and their awesome efforts to educate people on why coal is NOT the answer!
Teddy Ray White commented
I am a retired coal miner and I support Appalachian Voices and their endeavors.
Nada Cook-White commented
For Appalachain and everyone taking a stand against coal
Dustin White commented
Many people, including myself, have lost so much to the mightly coal industry. Standing up to this Goliath is a constant struggle and we are often met with intimidation when just trying to find out information. Appalachian Voices is a great ally for the people and any service they provide is a helpful tool in our enduring battle.
Elisa Young commented
There is a huge disconnect in our coalfield communities when it comes to access to this information. Appalachian Voices gets a three votes thumbs up from our corner of SE Ohio for public education and information access. Rooting for you! ~Elisa
Willa Mays commented
Information is power. OpenSourceCoal.org will make generally inaccessible and poorly understood coal-related data available to allies working on climate and other coal-related issues to better combat misleading industry claims.
Wendy Johnston commented
this is an invaluable resource that must be maintained
coal is not the answer! why can't we learn from past mistakes. mining it is very polluting and dangerous, producing it creates even more carbon dioxide and trying to create clean coal is so expensive and it never works to just pump the waste underground.....put everything we got, i mean everything, into a renewable revolution and create all of the jobs that we so desperately need !!!! NOW!!!! App voices knows how to get the truth out!!!!! Great job guys!
Appalachain Voices: voices for Appalachia and the rest of us. KUDOS!
Appalachian Voices is doing amazing work!!
app voices is leading the way to stop MTN..go app voices