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Why Fighting Coal Export Terminals Matters

by David Roberts, via Grist As I wrote in my last post — and have been writing for years — coal is on the decline in the U.S. The biggest driver of this trend is the current low cost of natural gas from fracking, but it also has to do with increasing competition from renewables, [...]
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Methane Showing Up in Water Contaminated By Fracking

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (2 years ago)

The biggest reason for the decline in greenhouse gas emissions in the US over the past couple years is the replacement of dirty coal with natural gas to generate electricity. But this will not last if the fracking that has unlocked ... Read Post

Why Coal Is (Still) Worse Than Fracking and Cow Burps

News / Independent News : Mother Jones (22 hours ago)

Is fracking for natural gas good for the planet? To understand the pitched fight over this question, you first need to realize that for many years, we've been burning huge volumes of coal to get electricity—and coal produces a ton o... Read Post

Energy Quote of the Day: On US Coal Exports to Asia Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

Utilities / Energy : The Energy Collective (19 hours ago)

With US natural gas production growth and subsequent natural gas price declines coal has been backed out of the power generation fuel mix to some extent. As a result, US coal producers are exporting greater volumes to European and A... Read Post


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