Big Brother and King Coal

Written by Scott Parkin

Topics: Coal, Direct Action

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The guys at Climate Ground Zero are feeling a little frisky this week. Check out this funny response to an intelligence bulletin about anti-coal activists put out by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

Cross Posted from Climate Ground Zero

Homeland Security communique intercepted!

The Climate Ground Zero Ministry of Information recently came into possession of this communication between quasi-military law enforcement agencies. The “Pennsylvania Intelligence Bulletin #131″, published by the PA Department of Homeland Security (PADHS) identifies Climate Ground Zero as a “militant environmentalist organization” dedicated to ending mountaintop removal. We at Climate Ground Zero would like to thank the DHS for this honorable distinction.

militant: adj. – vigorously active and aggressive, especially in support of a cause

environmentalist: n. – any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, animals, plants, and other natural resources from pollution or its effects

Sharing this honor with us were our longtime friends at Rainforest Action Network, for their work on mountaintop removal financiers UBS and PNC Bank, and all the good people working against Marcellus Shale gas drilling (see Shaleshock Alliance, Finger Lakes Earth First!, Marcellus Earth First! Network), who are apparently so dangerous that even movie showings and township zoning meetings are listed as “dates of interest.”

Climate Ground Zero was recognized for our recent action blockading the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection as well as our action in July shutting down a highwall miner on Coal River Mountain.

The Dept. of Homeland Security clearly has a crack team on this case. They even intercepted a “communication shared among environmental organization” informing them that 2010 would be a “kick ass year” for Climate Ground Zero. This top secret communication is available on Rainforest Action Network’s Understory blog.

The Intelligence Bulletin concludes:

“The DC sit-in and the above-mentioned West Virginia blockade were relatively successful, easily accomplished and only required a minimum of activists. They both may serve as inspiration for similar groups and lone-wolf eco-militant cells seeking to obtain publicity for their respective causes.”

We certainly hope so.

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