Right-wing Heartland Institute launching counter-campaign to #BeyondCoal in six states -- to try to keep dirty coal plants open.
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Tim Huelskamp, President and CEO of the right-wing Heartland Institute, just last week announced "We're going into six different states where the Sierra Club is trying to close coal plants... and saying we need those coal plants."
Their plot is already underway in states like Missouri, where Heartland is attempting to influence the Show-Me State's utility regulators at the PSC to try and undermine renewables -- in defiance of the usual public process -- in order to prop up one of the country's oldest dirty, coal-fired plants.
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Huelskamp was echoed by Heartland fellow and former Peabody Coal Exec Fred Palmer, who said, "We want to make the future as the past was." In other words: powered by dirty fossil fuels.
We know Donald Trump feels the same way -- he promised to bring back coal, and rolled back environmental protections as soon as he came into office. And in addition to Heartland, Trump has a willing accomplice in this anti-environment Congress, which last year undid the Stream Protection Rule to prop up Big Coal.
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