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First take: Coal transport

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COAL TRANSPORT The summary on the Seattle Times piece says “A push for more Montana coal exports to Asia and a pushback over fears about global warming may turn into the region’s biggest environmental battle in years.” That’s becoming pretty credible. It has all the elements right up front: Dirty polluting, exposure over a large geographic area including major population centers, global warming concerns, job and economic concerns, major corporate backing – all the pieces are there. This is a good, strong overview.

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