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Amanda Schupak, CBS News, March 21, 2015
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Data from a March report on coal energy production revealed some dirty truths about the state of coal in America.

Coal provides 40 percent of the world's electricity and of that, three quarters comes from inefficient and often aging power stations that require more fuel and water to generate the same amount of electricity as newer, better plants. Compared with the most modern stations, these so-called "subcritical" coal-fired power stations (SCPS) emit 75 percent more carbon pollution and use up 67 percent more water.

Katie Valentine, Climate Progress, February 23, 2015
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Duke Energy is facing multiple criminal charges for years of dumping coal waste into North Carolina’s rivers.

Ben Jervey, Popular Resistance, September 9, 2014
This morning, a District Attorney in Massachusetts made history as he recognized the “necessity defense” of climate-related civil disobedience, and reduced the charges for two activists charged in their
John Cassidy, The New Yorker, June 2, 2014

The Obama Administration’s decision to force the nation’s power plants to reduce their carbon emissions by about a third over the next decade and a half is overdue but welcome. For the past twenty years, the United States has been talking about tackling climate change, but, relative to some other advanced countries, its actions have been timid and insufficient.

Bob Kincaid and Cathy Kunkel, Real News Network, June 16, 2014

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John Abraham and Dana Nuccitelli, The Guardian, June 20, 2014

Fox News loves to declare wars. Wishing someone 'happy holidays' is a War on Christmas. Support for marriage equality is a War on Marriage. And trying to limit carbon pollution to preserve a livable climate for future generations is now a War on Coal.

Stephen Leahy, Inter Press Service, June 13, 2014

Pollution, not disease, is the biggest killer in the developing world, taking the lives of more than 8.4 million people each year, a new analysis shows. That’s almost three times the deaths caused by malaria and fourteen times those caused by HIV/AIDs. However, pollution receives a fraction of the interest from the global community.

Dave Sewell, Socialist Worker (UK), June 3, 2014

US president Barack Obama announced major new regulations on pollution on Monday of this week.

Luiza Ch. Savage, MacLean's , June 11, 2014

Shipping coal to China could wipe out the benefits of Obama’s climate-change policy

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