A planned coal export terminal in Washington state will have to undergo a rigorous study that will consider climate impacts and other potential environmental problems.
A British Columbia paper published a jaw-dropping exposé on pollution from local coal terminals. It's a must-read for anyone worried about how export terminals handle coal in reality.
The Department of Energy has a more favorable outlook for coal than virtually any other major forecasting institution.
There are six proposals to export coal from Northwest ports. When burned, that coal will create a disaster for the climate far worse than Keystone XL.
Four images of coal production and consumption over the past three decades shows that trends in Asia drive trends worldwide.
U.S. rail haul more coal than they do any other commodity. It's no wonder, then, that with domestic coal use declining, railways support coal exports.
This post originally appeared on Sightline Daily. The planned Keystone XL oil pipeline has earned major national attention for the damage it would do to the climate. At the same time, another climate drama is playing out with much less attention as coal companies make plans to export huge quantities to Asia by way of Pacific Northwest ports. It’s pretty clear that both projects are environmental horror stories, but I’ve been wondering: Which one is worse? So, from the King Kong versus Godzilla files, here’s my analysis of their carbon impacts. The result surprised me: Coal exports look to be …
A new report says U.S. coal exports mean more pollution in China.
This post original appeared on Sightline’s Daily Score blog. If you’re reading this, then the phrase “interesting demographic data” probably doesn’t sound like an oxymoron to you. That’s a good thing, because you’ll find a heap of it in a new analytical report out on bicycling. Among other things, we get a clearer view of the race and income components of U.S. bicycling. Here’s a look at bike trips broken out by racial and ethnic categories: Two big things stand out here for me: 1) white people remain somewhat overrepresented; but 2) bicycling appears to be trending toward racial parity. …
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