Governor Kitzhaber questioning coal exports

This is encouraging: Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is calling for a ‘sweeping review’ of coal exports from his state.

Reducing fossil fuel exports seems like a promising strategy for limiting the total quantity of fossil fuels burned by humanity.

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    The carbon consequences of Northwest coal exports

    There are at present six proposals to export coal from Northwest ports. If all of these proposals are built, and if all of them operate at full capacity, the Northwest would be shipping 145 million tons of per coal year.

    When burned, that coal will produce roughly 262 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. It’s such a staggering figure that it’s a little hard to grasp.

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