I was able to secure a ticket to the Kennedy/Blakenship debate that is occurring tomorrow! Anyone who has been following mountain top removal will understand the importance of this debate. In the Fayetteville area this is a big buzz and a continued topic of controversy in Appalachian coal country. From the plateau region you can hear and sometimes feel the mine blasting from mountain top removal. It is a sad state of affairs for the "Mountain State" which is be labeled as the "Extractive State" by many environmentalist groups. Here are some of the details of the debate:
The University of Charleston will present a public conversation between Waterkeeper Alliance President and environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and Massey Energy Chairman and CEO Don Blankenship titled the Forum on the Future of Energy. The event will advance the national discussion about U.S. energy policy and its impact on jobs, the environment, the economy, and national security.
Watch the "Forum on the Future of Energy" live on WOWK, WBOY, WTRF, AND WVNS, or on these websites: www.wowktv.com, www.wboy.com,www.wtrf.com, www.wvnstv.com, and www.wsaz.com. Listen live on West Virginia Public Radio.