30 Jun '13, 12pm

The Secret Coal Plan That’s Scarier Than The Keystone XL

The Secret Coal Plan That’s Scarier Than The Keystone XL

The proposed tar sands pipeline expansion known as the Keystone XL has monopolized the attention of many of the most active environmental organizations for years. But while we wait with bated breath to see if Obama will uphold his recent promise to approve the pipeline only if it “doesn’t significantly exacerbate the problem of carbon pollution” (it will), another, potentially more sinister fossil fuel project inches toward reality. See, the American coal industry is dying (we neither want nor need it), and rather than going quietly and with some semblance of dignity, it’s trying to extend its finite lifespan by any means possible. Apparently, that means setting up a series of coal export terminals along the Oregon and Washington coasts and shipping every available lump to Asia, where they’re only beginning to care about things like air quality. From TakePart’s RL Miller :...

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