"King Coal" Arrested at the Florida Capitol

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, FL 9-21-11

An environmental group arrested “King Coal” at the state capitol Tuesday in an effort to promote clean energy.

The arrest was part of a live performance highlighting the environmental and heath risks associated with fossil fuels.

Ron Saff, a medical doctor, emceed the event.

Saff says fumes from burning coal harms the lungs.

“Although these coal plants cost us billions of dollars in health care cost, our Florida government is essentially giving them a free pass. We all have a right to breath clean air, but Florida’s numerous coal plants infringe on that right.”

The arrest of King Coal play was acted out to promote the “Moving Planet” event.

Moving Planet is a green energy celebration taking place in 2,000 cities around the world this Saturday.


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