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Uniting the Grassroots Environmental Movement
Mar 13 '13
Exposing the ‘War on Coal’ Charade
Following the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conservative media are once again claiming that the Obama administration’s U.S. EPA has waged a “war on coal.” But that narrative ignores how natural gas has outcompeted coal, and why the long-overdue Clean Air Act regulations on coal are necessary in the first place. Here’s what the public should know, as told in charts and graphics.

Exposing the ‘War on Coal’ Charade

Following the nomination of Gina McCarthy to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, conservative media are once again claiming that the Obama administration’s U.S. EPA has waged a “war on coal.” But that narrative ignores how natural gas has outcompeted coal, and why the long-overdue Clean Air Act regulations on coal are necessary in the first place. Here’s what the public should know, as told in charts and graphics.

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