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Romney Celebrates Coal Day

24 Apr 2012  |   Lea Brumfield

Tags: General Political

Mitt Romney is a climate denier who says solar and wind power aren’t “real energy,” but ignoring Earth Day is low even for him.  Instead of even making a cursory pretense at acknowledging the  42nd celebration of the international awareness day, Romney spent the day after Earth Day at Consol Energy, one of the nation’s largest coal companies.

A billion-dollar natural gas and coal company, Consol happens to be one of Romney’s largest campaign donors, as well as a rampant water polluter.  In 2011 alone, the company paid more than $200 million in fines and settlements for violating the Clean Water Act.

Monday, Romney visited a Consol-owned building and gave a speech praising dirty coal power, attacking vital environmental safeguards in the process.

Read more at Sierra Club’s The Compass.  

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