Less than six months after the Upper Big Branch coal mine disaster, coal executives, through Faces Of Coal, are pushing again to deregulate coal mines.
A wind farm on top of that mountain could produce electricity for more than a billion years. The coal obtained by pulling that mountain down, on the other hand, will only produce electricity once.
Barack Obama has been rather friendly toward Big Coal, embracing the idea of so-called “clean coal technologies”. Is that friendliness deserved?