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Published on February 10th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan

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Getting Personal — Iraq Veterans & Victims of "Mountain Range Removal" Speak Up [VIDEOS]

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February 10th, 2010 by Zachary Shahan
 

Two GREAT videos I just saw this week nail some of the major problems with coal and oil (other than climate change) that we are facing. Without even mentioning the controversial (though scientifically proven) issue of climate change, these videos will stir you and would even get grandma riled up to call Congress, I think.

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Watch these videos! They get personal and hopefully they bring to more people’s attention that engaging in a clean energy revolution is about a lot more than the environment (since that just basically isn’t enough for some people).

It’s about freedom, health, national security, and life itself.

This first video nails the national security issue in about 30 seconds.

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This second video brings to life what people living near mountaintop (or “mountain range”) removal are living through. If I have the opportunity to recommend one video every six months, I think this would be my pick for this six month period. If you don’t want to watch the full 7 minutes, just watch the first 3 minutes or even just the opening chant, which got my blood stirring.

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Image Credit: Thomas Hawk via flickr under a CC license

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is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.



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