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Getting real about coal and climate

A document from the United Mine Workers offers reason to hope

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Coal  | Climate Change | Global Warming

Paul Krugman | NYT 

“Change is coming, whether we seek it or not.” So declares a remarkable document titled “Preserving Coal Country,” released Monday by the United Mine Workers of America, in which the union — which at its peak represented half a million workers — accepts the reality that coal isn’t coming back. Instead, it argues, the goal should be “a true energy transition that will enhance opportunities for miners, their families and their communities.” It’s good to see this kind of realism. Remember, back in 2016 Donald Trump promised ...

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First Published: Fri, April 23 2021. 23:31 IST
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