What's it take to get conservatives in Tennessee fired up about blowing up mountains? China, apparently.
On Tuesday, the Tennessee Conservative Union, which bills itself as the state's "largest and oldest conservative group," started running anti-mountaintop removal coal mining ads on television throughout the state. Their complaint? The Chinese company Guizhou Guochuang Energy Holding Group announced last year that it is acquiring Triple H Coal Mining, which does mountaintop removal. The Tennessee Conservative Union ad warns that they will become "the first state in our great nation to permit the red Chinese to destroy our mountains and take our coal."
"We're proud that Tennessee is a red state," the ad concludes. "But just how red are we willing to go?"Mother Jones
Conservatives Outraged About Mountaintop Removal in Tennessee... By Chinese Company
Neoliberalism stops at the border.