25 Apr '11, 1am

[Blog Update] Tracing Coal Exports’ Deadly Impacts

[Blog Update] Tracing Coal Exports’ Deadly Impacts

As fast as the world’s biggest coal companies move to make the Pacific Northwest an export zone for their deadly product, people across the region are organizing to prevent coal exports from Northwestern ports. From impacted community members, to students who are watching their future go up in flames as China burns vast quantities of US coal, concerned residents of the Northwest are uniting for a clean energy future. The Northwest has already made great strides. On Thursday the Washington legislature passed the Coal-Free Future Act , which will phase out coal combustion in the state (albeit much more slowly than many of us wish). This builds on an agreement reached in Oregon last year to close that state’s only coal plant (again, we’re working to bump up the timeline ). But even as the Northwest closes the book on its own coal plants, the likes of Arch Coal, Ambre Energy, ...

Full article: http://itsgettinghotinhere.org/2011/04/24/tracing-coal-ex...

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