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 Justin.tv 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!