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Here’s the damage from a coal ash spill in Tennessee.A civil lawsuit filed last week in state court in Delaware charges Arlington, Va.-based AES Corp. — one of the world’s largest power companies — with illegally dumping 160 million pounds of toxic coal ash waste onto beaches in the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic, […]
One of punk's great anthems was one of the Clash's first great songs:
I wanna riot
Riot of my own.
This was a sincere wish on the late Joe Strummer's part, and to some extent, his wish came true.
The punk movement was a riot in music. His audiences were uncontrollable and he liked that, mostly. He saw a few riots and wanted more, to get people stirred up, showing their desires, demanding change.
Could the ferment in present-day environmental interest be showing up in spontaneous demonstrations?
I have seen a few examples in the news of what sounds -- at least from afar -- like environmental riots.
This kind of demonstration of environmental rage rarely, if ever, seems to happen in the this country, so perhaps we -- including reporters -- aren't primed to expect it and report on it.