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Announcement :: Environment
The Real Cost Of Coal Forum Coming To Boston
25 Apr 2012
Join RAN and allies for the Real Cost of Coal Forum on May 5 at in Sudbury and Cambridge on May 6

Speakers include:
Bob Kincaid (WV) Board president, Coal River Mountain Watch
Lowell Chandler (MT) Student activist, University of Montana
Kristen Owenreay (WY) Organizer, High Country Rising Tide and The Good Mule Project

WHAT: The Real Cost Of Coal Forum-Sudbury, MA
WHERE: Memorial Congregational Church; 26 Concord Rd. Sudbury,MA
WHEN: Saturday, May 5, 2pm
FACEBOOK RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/155182217944879/?notif_t=event_name_chang

WHAT: The Real Cost of Coal Forum-Cambridge, MA
WHERE: First Parish in Cambridge,3 Church Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 (near the Harvard T-stop)
WHEN: Sunday, May 6, 3PM
FACEBOOK RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/events/349900668391499/?notif_t=event_name_chang

CONTACT: Monique, moniqueditullio (at) gmail.com; 508-769-2599
ADMINISSION: Free and open to the public
MORE INFO: http://dirtymoney.org
Join Rainforest Action Network as we bring three powerful speakers together for the Real Cost of Coal Forum and to expose Bank of America's contribution to this deadly industry.

Speakers include:
Bob Kincaid (WV) Board president, Coal River Mountain Watch
Lowell Chandler (MT) Student activist, University of Montana
Kristen Owenreay (WY) Organizer, High Country Rising Tide and The Good Mule Project

From the mountains of Appalachia to the Northwest Pacific Coast to Wyoming's Powder River Basin, coal is a threat to the public health of communities and to the earth's climate itself. These same communities have risen up against King Coal and the banks the fund it.

The coal industry has spent tens of millions of dollars trying to deceive the American public into believing that the age of coal is here to stay, and that the country has no other option to power its schools, places of worship, and businesses. The industry spent big because it knows that the exact opposite is true—the age of coal is over and the technologies are with us today to ditch coal for good.

At every stage of its life, coal does serious damage. Coal is the Number One contributor to climate change, is a leading cause of mercury pollution, and continues to scar mining communities in untold ways.

The one central thing that keeps these dirty energy companies in business is big banks. Put simply, we cannot solve climate change if banks continue to prop up dirty energy industries, in particular coal companies. In the past two years alone, Bank of America has pumped $4.3 billion into the U.S. coal industry. Now Rainforest Action Network has launched a campaign against Bank of America demanding that they stop funding the coal industry.

Boston is a headquarters for many Bank of America operations and decision-makers.

Join RAN and allies for two Real Cost of Coal Forums on May 5 at in Sudbury and Cambridge on May 6

CONTACT: Monique at moniqueditullio (at) gmail.com
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public
MORE INFO: http://dirtymoney.org/

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