Posted by: coalfreewa | January 21, 2010

This just in: We want a coal-free state

This morning, the Centralia Chronicle posted a poll asking readers if they support the Sierra Club’s campaign to make Washington coal-free. You can take the poll here. Well, voters made their voices heard loud and clear – at last count, the results were over 1100-300 in support of a coal-free state:

We also got a sweet assist on this from The Stranger’s Executive Editor Dan Savage, who posted about this poll this morning:

“The Centralia Chronicle is perhaps the most conservative of all newspapers in the state,” writes Slog commenter I Got Nothin’. “For example, endorsing I-1033—I believe the only newspaper in the state to do so. They are currently running a poll as to whether the TransAlta coal-powered steam plant (the largest polluter in the state, by far) should be shut down. Unsurprisingly it’s running in the high 90% to keep it open and I’d like to fuck with them. If we could get Slog readers to go towww.chronline.com and vote to close down TransAlta we can reverse the poll results in no time.”

Presumably Centralia Chronicle polls—like Slog polls—are scientifically sound and legally binding. Go and vote “yes,” Sloggers.

UDATE: Mission accomplished, Sloggers.

Thanks, Stranger!

Now go vote!

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