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Coal Comfort: 'The Colbert Report' Takes on Mountaintop Removal

Rob Perks

Posted January 19, 2010 in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places, Solving Global Warming

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America's funniest faux political pundit wields his satirical silliness to expose the serious issue of mountaintop removal coal mining.  On his show last night, Stephen Colbert devoted more than six minutes to the topic -- in a way that only he can -- and he did not disappoint.  He profiled the recent blockbuster scientific study denouncing mountaintop removal and he tore mining company Patriot Coal a new one for turning the Appalachian mountains into molehills, saying: "You know its patriotic coal because they're using their bombs bursting in air to turn our purple mountain majesties into amber waves of grain."

This is what I call must-see-TV.  See for yourself!  

The Colbert Report Mon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Coal Comfort - Margaret Palmer
www.colbertnation.com
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