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Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants
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Source: Reuters

Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants
Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:28pm EDT
By Michelle Nichols

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner and environmental crusader Al Gore urged young people on Wednesday to engage in civil disobedience to stop the construction of coal plants without the ability to store carbon.

The former U.S. vice president, whose climate change documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Academy Award, told a philanthropic meeting in New York City that "the world has lost ground to the climate crisis."

"If you're a young person looking at the future of this planet and looking at what is being done right now, and not done, I believe we have reached the stage where it is time for civil disobedience to prevent the construction of new coal plants that do not have carbon capture and sequestration," Gore told the Clinton Global Initiative gathering to loud applause.

"I believe for a carbon company to spend money convincing the stock-buying public that the risk from the global climate crisis is not that great represents a form of stock fraud because they are misrepresenting a material fact," he said. "I hope these state attorney generals around the country will take some action on that."

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  -Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants bananas  Sep-24-08 07:12 PM   #0 
  - He said the same thing in the past.  livelongandprosper   Sep-24-08 07:13 PM   #1 
  - James Hansen testified for the coal protestors in England  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:17 PM   #2 
  - Umm they still have Free Speech and  HillbillyBob   Sep-24-08 07:39 PM   #7 
  - Blacks have the right to vote, women have the right to vote, workers have rights,  Peace Patriot   Sep-25-08 11:24 AM   #23 
  - I STRONGLY DISAGREE  KakistocracyHater   Sep-24-08 07:21 PM   #3 
  - Gen Xers & down have OTHER ways that work  eowyn_of_rohan   Sep-24-08 07:40 PM   #8 
  - Play video games and complain.  Dr.Phool   Sep-24-08 07:50 PM   #10 
  - It's not getting reported, but civil disobedience has already been happening  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:53 PM   #11 
  - Sourcewatch: Nonviolent direct actions against coal  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:02 PM   #12 
  - Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2008  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:03 PM   #13 
  - Nonviolent direct actions against coal: 2004-2007  bananas   Sep-24-08 08:05 PM   #14 
  - worry worry  glinda   Sep-24-08 07:22 PM   #4 
  - A good friend of mine told me the 60's peace and love times were over with the kent state event  superconnected   Sep-24-08 07:27 PM   #5 
  - Peace and love, but not action  bananas   Sep-24-08 07:37 PM   #6 
  - Your friend is wrong.  Dr.Phool   Sep-24-08 07:48 PM   #9 
  - Murder of students by Nixon to stop anti-war protests ....  defendandprotect   Sep-24-08 08:18 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely RIGHT, President Gore!! It is our childrens' world and they must protest, but we ALL  bertman   Sep-24-08 08:12 PM   #15 
  - Good for Gore --!!! Next steps: Nationalize oil industry & Electric cars ....  defendandprotect   Sep-24-08 08:15 PM   #16 
  - Gore urges civil disobedience to stop coal plants  Nambe   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #18 
  - I wonder how long it'll be before the Right is screaming about Gore  FVZA_Colonel   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #19 
  - K&R!  burrowowl   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #20 
  - A violent revolution to save the planet.  Gillian   Sep-24-08 09:31 PM   #21 
  - Recommend many diverse protests, acts of civil disobedience, at local sites  Ghost Dog   Sep-25-08 12:56 AM   #22 
  - Lead the way, Albert.  tuckessee   Sep-25-08 11:44 AM   #24 
  - If he had his hand on the pulse he would give call to press the government to stop the bail out  nolabels   Sep-25-08 11:47 AM   #25 
  - Could we do this AFTER the election?  fed_up_mother   Sep-25-08 11:57 AM   #26 

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