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Another reminder of why coal ain’t the answer

[1]Thanks to Steve Harrison at Blue NC this morning for highlighting and critiquing a pair of dueling essays [2] in yesterday’s Charlotte Observer on the sobering subject of coal ash (the waste that results from burning coal and, in part, from “scrubbing” the exhaust so that we keep the air a smidge cleaner).  

The bottom line takeaway: The innumerable problems with coal ash are just another reminder of why we are kidding ourselves if we pretend that coal is a viable long-term solution to the world’s energy challenge.

Southern Environmental Law Center [3]).