31 May '18, 8pm

ICYMI: Scott Pruitt thinks more polluting coal will clean our air

Yesterday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said that if we "really care about clean air," the U.S. should export coal from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming to Asia and Indonesia. Exporting coal from the Powder River Basin could emit up to 55 million tons of carbon pollution annually. John Coequyt, the Sierra Club's Global Climate Policy Director, issued the following statement: "If Scott Pruitt was a responsible EPA Administrator and not acting like an overindulgent fossil fuel lobbyist, he would never suggest something so ridiculous and out of touch with reality. Exporting coal threatens our air and public health both here at home and overseas. That's why communities across the West Coast have spoken: they don't want to sacrifice their public health for coal executives' long shot export scheme. Meanwhile, just like in the United States, Asian countries are turning away fr...

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