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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

The Declining Value Of Coal Just Killed Another Export Terminal

US Politics / Liberal : The Wonk Room (last year)

Black Elk Coal Company cancels its plans to build a coal export terminal in Corpus Christi, Texas, reflecting the declining market value of coal. The post The Declining Value Of Coal Just Killed Another Export Terminal appeared firs... Read Post

Enjoying your cheap gas? Thank fracking -- and the beauty of free markets!

Business & Finance : The Week: World Business (46 minutes ago)

One of the biggest stories of 2014 has been the astonishing drop in global oil prices. The price of the benchmark Brent crude went from over $100 per barrel at the beginning of the year to the $60 range as of this writing. It's wort... Read Post

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