This column was co-written by Justin Guay of the Sierra Club International Program. As the New York Times recently reported, coal plants don't come dirtier than the Soviet-era relics currently in operation in Kosovo. Despite the terrible pollution these plants spew, the World Bank has decided the only option for this young country is to lock in more of it - without so much as looking at the alternatives. The Bank's relapse includes support for a new 600 megawatt coal plant and strip mine along with the rehabilitation of one of the country's highly polluting relics. Located right outside the …
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Mary Anne Hitt is director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, which is working to eliminate coal's contribution to global warming and repower the nation with clean energy.
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