Monday, January 19, 2015

Inside the World's Biggest Coal Mine

The real story of US coal: inside the world's biggest coalmine | Environment | The Guardian: "....Instead, a stock email attributed to Jessica Kershaw, the interior spokeswoman, confirmed that Obama was committed to mining more coal. “As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Department of the Interior and specifically the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is committed to the safe and responsible development of both traditional and renewable energy resources on public lands,” the email read. “The BLM also recognizes that coal is a key component of America’s comprehensive energy portfolio and the nation’s economy.” The email did not mention climate change. For Peabody though, the aim is expansion. The company produced 134m tonnes of coal from its combined Powder River Basin mines last year, and was on track to increase production this year, Durgin said. “I’ve been asked when is the end of the mine,” said Durgin. “I don’t know. Economics will tell us that.” So long as Obama pursues policies that keep coal cheap, that end is unlikely to come soon."

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