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Dirty Coal Exports Are a ‘Global Shell Game’

Common Dreams, July 28, 2014 By Deirdre Fulton Federal coal leases are essentially a major fossil fuel subsidy, Greenpeace says. U.S. coal exports and the federal coal leasing program threaten to undermine federal, state, and international efforts to reduce carbon … Continue reading

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More Carbon than Keystone: Peabody Energy and Warren Buffett Ship Coal to China

The Washington Spectator, November 1, 2013 By Lou Dubose Bellingham, Washington At dusk on a warm Wednesday afternoon in September, a Lummi couple in their sixties had just finished picking kelp out of a gill net they had stretched out … Continue reading

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No, the Coal Will Not Just Go to Canada

Sightline Daily | News & Views for a Sustainable Northwest, February 20, 2013 By Eric de Place This post is part of the research project: Northwest Coal Exports The coal industry itself says it desperately needs new terminals. At a … Continue reading

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Time for a Change: China flags peak in coal usage

The Sydney Morning Herald, February 6, 2013 By John Garnaut China’s decade-long boom in coal-driven heavy industry is about to end as the leadership shifts priorities towards energy conservation, say officials and policy advisers.   The advisers predict China’s coal … Continue reading

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10 Things To Know About Leasing Coal On Public Land

EarthFix, Oregon Public Broadcasting, January 14, 2013 One of Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden’s first moves as chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was to seek an investigation into the royalties taxpayers get back for coal mined on … Continue reading

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Sightline’s Coal Export FAQ | November 2012 Edition

Sightline Institute, November 5, 2012 By Eric de Place As North America’s appetite for coal wanes, coal companies are looking to China and other Asian markets to sell US-mined coal. Yet before large volumes of coal can be exported overseas, … Continue reading

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The Silent Epidemic of Health Hazards Caused by Coal

EcoWatch, September 24, 2012 University at Buffalo Coal kills. That’s the message of The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health by Alan H. Lockwood, MD, University at Buffalo emeritus professor of neurology. Lockwood’s book examines how human … Continue reading

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