transporting coal

The Carbon Cost of Coal Trains

November 25, 2012 by Gary Rondeau

The debate is heating up over the transport of coal from mines in Wyoming and Colorado to West Coast ports, where the coal will be shipped to Asian markets. Combining the vast appetite for coal in Asia with the vast stores of underground carbon in the US will accelerate the already rapid rise in atmospheric carbon. However, business friendly policies have made it almost impossible to do anything about this impending disaster.[read more]