Al Gore, speaking at the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, called for young people to perform acts of civil disobedience to stop construction of new coal plants. He also has called for State Attorney Generals to review whether utilities are committing stock fraud by discounting the threat of global warming.
I put this post up after writing yesterday about the Arkansas proposal to pass legislation prohibiting construction of new coal plants. Preventing construction of new coal plants that do not use carbon sequestration appears to be the number one strategy of green groups and those concerned with global warming.
Ohio could soon be a major battle ground. While the AMP Ohio facility has received its permit for construction of its new baseload coal power plant, it should be bracing itself for challenges on all fronts. During the public comment period on the new period concern was expressed that the facility would emit 7.3 million tons of CO2 per year. Right now AMP Ohio appears to be the rare coal plant project that is still moving forward having received its authorization to construct from Ohio EPA.