I hate to say it, but this is a win/lose situation. I think it is atrocious and am very sickened by this, it makes me want to grab the CEO's head and rub his nose in it!
I have been fighting the myth of clean coal in Arkansas all year. We have been battling SWEPCO, trying to make the Governor make a move toward moratorium on new coal power plants...
This is where there is actually, believe it or not, a bright side to this incident...MAYBE NOW THEY WILL LISTEN TO US! People are so close minded when it comes to the environmental issues, especially when all they can see is new jobs for a year. They just never seem to understand the consequences, but I think that this event might open a few eyes, and I hate to say "I told you so!"
I also can't believe the audacity of the company to deny that this spill has any connection to the thousands of dead fish in a nearby tributary. Come on! And now they say that the toxins are below harmful levels to humans...aren't we kind of forgetting about the rest of the ecosystem??
Have you guys seen the new "no such thing as clean coal" commercials? It put a smile on my face :) I couldn't believe it actually played on one of our local stations!