A Deeper Look on 03/22/12
Coal Exports and the Future of the Columbia Gorge
Coal Trains rolling down The Columbia Gorge. Mile and a half long open coal trains, not 1 a day not even just 10 a day but up to 60 a day, carrying the worlds dirtiest form of energy to huge coal export terminals at St. Helens, Longview and other points along the Oregon & Washington coast. This is what big coal companies have in mind for the future of this area with hopes of exporting 140 million tons of this black death to China and other Asian markets. Join host, Linda Olson-Osterlund and her guests Mike Rockwell of Communities for a Coal Free Gorge & Ted Nace, author of Climate Hope: On the Front Lines of the Fight Against Coal and founder of CoalSwarm, an online resource on the global fight against coal.