The “War” Against Coal

It’s rare that you have a truly hostile Congressional hearing. Here’s Rep. Jay Inslee responding to big coal executives complaining about a war against coal:

“If there is a ‘war’ being waged here, it’s being waged by your industry against our grandchildren,” said Inslee at one point. “Is it fair for the coal industry to be able to put CO2 in the atmosphere at zero cost?”

As I understand it was also pointed out that Waxman-Markey contains upwards of 60 billion in coal giveaways. So apparently the strategy is to drop bags of money on big coal until they surrender.

It’s no wonder people are looking for an alternative strategy?

-Chris

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