Wyo. gov. heads to Wash. to push for coal ports
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead heads to Washington state next week to push for access to ocean ports to allow export of Wyoming coal to Asia even as many politicians and residents in the Northwest voice increasing concern about the effects of burning coal on global warming.
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#1 May 28, 2014
He aint gonna find sympathy here. He just wants to dump excess coal dust along all our rail lines, tie up a single rail line so Peabody coal can make millionaires into billionaires, jam up rail line intersections backing up road traffic one mile, have train wrecks dumping coal into our Puget Sound & Columbia River, & when landslides block trains, get preferred passage, when cleared.
Of course, once the coal finally makes it to China, we get all the emissions pollution because 10-15% of western U.S. pollution comes from China.
#2 May 29, 2014
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#3 May 29, 2014
Did you know only 1/3 of the US man-made CO2 emissions taken up by the green plants in the USA?
The rest, the majority, i.e. 66.6666% would spread away from the USA.
#4 May 29, 2014
Might as well get it to Asia. Between China and India they have plans to bring 1,200 more powerplants online and need the coal. Obama seems to think when they burn coalin Asia that their Co2 magically stops at US airspace so his domestic coal killoff can proceed as planned.
Since: Sep 13
#5 May 29, 2014
Send it through canukia to their ports.
#6 Jun 3, 2016
My prediction that coal trains would dump coal into the Columbia River was beat by oil trains wrecking along the Columbia:
Well, this was a thread on coal trains......
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