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San Francisco Against Coal

Date:
Friday, November 14, 2008
Time:
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Protest
Organizer/Author:
Jillian
Email:
Phone:
219-510-3474
Location Details:
Location: PG&E Headquarters
Street: 245 Market Street
City/Town: San Francisco, CA


Coal is Over. Join us and others from across the country on the national Coal Day Of Action on November 14th. Show businesses, citizens and the nation that coal is over and that we want investment in safe, clean energy like wind and solar!

As a fuel source, coal is as dirty as can be - emitting 67% more CO2 per unit of energy than natural gas. On top of that, 40% (or 2 billion tons a year) of greenhouse gas emissions in the US come from coal. 1 in 15 American children have asthma while over 150 new coal plants are in various stages of development across the country!

PG & E claims they're working hard to get us off fossil fuels and onto renewable energies. However, they're building four new polluting natural gas-powered plants, and two-thirds of our energy already comes from dirty, polluting sources. They spent nearly $10 million dollars in a campaign to stop Prop H, which would allow San Francisco to build it's own solar and wind power and get off the greater dirty PG&E grid. That's a lot of money to spend in a campaign claiming such clean energies are "too expensive". Lastly, PG&E still has dirty coal plants running. The remaining coal plants need to go, let's make sure they know.

Come out and show PG&E that coal is dirty, unnecessary and unhealthy!
Added to the calendar on Thu, Nov 6, 2008 4:40PM
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