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US Coal Production and Asian Coal Consumption Worry Environmentalists


Coal Mine in Wyoming (Photo: eastcolfax/Flickr)

With coal use falling fast in the US but still growing in Asia, western coal producers are pitching a plan to build five big new coal export terminals in Washington and Oregon.

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Backers promise new jobs in the Northwest, but opponents warn of big new environmental risks and say the plan will only feed the world's dangerous appetite for coal.

Ashley Ahearn reports.