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It's a nice reminder that actually, coal poisons most everything it touches.
Even if the carbon is 100% captured and sequestered, which broadly does not happen and will not happen because of cost, it must still be blasted out of the ground endangering anyone nearby who is not wearing a top-quality respirator, it must still be carried with chance of contamination along the whole route, it must still be handled at the plant by human beings who are vulnerable to its toxins. Then the ash must be buried very carefully to prevent water table contamination.
It is a 19th century resource that the 20th century persisted in using because it was cheap. We need better reasons than that to run all these risks now. Even if we do nothing, the industry is slowly rotting from natural lack of demand. The government needs to focus on healing the damage done and moving on.
McConnell has til May 1st to make the decision , he put it on hold for a couple months, said he will make his decision then. I predict the coal miners will get stiffed. These benefits were promised and put into affect back in 20's.
Last edited by beatleboy; 20th April 2017 at 08:40 AM.
Is it, though? I'm just asking what it actually is that they're at risk of losing. The link doesn't answer that question.If a coalminer's pension, that retired coalminers are also at risk of losing, is $500 a month,