One Lump in a Christmas Stocking Is Usually Sufficient

Sat, 2007-01-13 09:42Ross Gelbspan
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One Lump in a Christmas Stocking Is Usually Sufficient

As the world heats up, the coal industry is racing to build more than 150 new power plants before Congress decides to crack down on global warming.
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A U.S. District Court judge ruled on June 27 that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Forest Service both wrongly approved expansion of the West Elk coal mine in Somerset, Colo., because they failed to take into account the economic impacts greenhouse gas emissions from the mining would have.
 
The federal agencies said it was impossible to quantify such impacts, but the court pointed out a tool is...
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