The Economist: the End of America’s Coal Era?

EarthJustice blogger Brian Smith says, “When an environmental organization tells you the age of coal is over, it’s fair to dismiss that as mere wishful thinking. But when an international economic magazine says the same thing, people sit up and pay attention.” The Economist recently published “A Burning Issue,” an article heralding the beginning of the end for US coal. Tighter regulation on sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, mercury, and other toxins spewed by coal stacks and the falling costs of renewable energy are signaling coal’s sunset. Read it at the Economist, and EarthJustice’s response…

http://www.economist.com/node/21543563

http://earthjustice.org/blog/2012-january/the-end-of-america-s-coal-era

[Photo by Mike.Hanlon]


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