Kennedy vs. Blankenship Debate And Tweetcast

Written by Jenn Breckenridge

Topics: Coal

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Don Blankenship: CEO of Massey EnergyRobert F. Kennedy, Jr.This Thursday evening, deep in the heart of West Virginia, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be going head-to-head with the fourth largest coal producer in the US- CEO of Massey Energy, Don Blankenship. These two opposing forces will square off on the controversial topic of mountaintop removal coal mining at the Forum on the Future of Energy at the University of Charleston. Co-hosted by Waterkeeper Alliance and Rainforest Action Network (RAN), this unique debate pits a lifelong environmentalist and president of Waterkeeper Alliance against King Coal himself.

The debate will be broadcast locally in Charleston, livestreamed by Waterkeeper Alliance, and Tweetcast by Director of RAN’s Global Finance Campaign, Ms. Amanda Starbuck. Edwin Welch, President of University of Charleston, will be moderating. Not holding one of the coveted tickets to the event? Attend the debate virtually:

1. Submit your questions to the University of Charleston
2. Follow @RAN and @Waterkeeper on Twitter
3. Become Facebook fans of Rainforest Action Network or The Dirty Lie
3. Tune into the livestream on at 6:15pm EST, Thursday, Jan. 21

If you care about conservation, West Virginia, coal, energy policy, or just seeing a really good fight- be there!

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4 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Nate Stell says:

    Balnkenship is gonna get verbally non violently slaughtered. I wish I could be there.

  2. JB says:

    Me too Nate. Yep- Kennedy vs. Blankenship will most likely be a bloodbath. Wait a minute-I wonder if Blankenship bleeds coal sludge. Hmmmmmm….

  3. seekjustice says:

    Five things Kennedy should have said to Don: 1) LIAR! No man who takes pride in his contribution to union-busting can say that he cares about the American worker – it is an utter falsehood. 2) Show a single mining town that has seen prosperity and that will be evidence of your contribution to improving people’s quality of life. 3) You, fat cat CEOs, embody the industry, not your oppressed employees or their poor, disease-stricken pastors, schoolteachers, mothers, brothers, children, etc. 4) No environmental protection is to blame for lost jobs in the USA, our FTAs and the WTO are to blame for that. 5) Serious poverty that exists around the world is a direct result of the actions of people who think like Don Blankenship.

  4. Alan says:

    didn’t they beat up abbie hoffman for “desecrating” the flag the same way this dumbass is?

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