Coal – a vanishing mirage

Council for all wildlife


This three-minute statement was presented on May 19, 2016 at the coal hearing in Salt Lake City, part of the Department of the Interior’s Federal Coal Review.

By Sharon St Joan

Thank you to the Department of the Interior for this hearing and for the three-year moratorium on new coal on public lands.

There is a workable solution that can work for all of us.

There are two ways to move forward to the future – one is to close our eyes– and if we do that we risk falling off a cliff.

The other way is to go forward with our eyes open, so that we can be sure-footed and clear about where we are going.

We need to move to a world beyond coal.

Planning for the future means creating good jobs in the clean energy sector.

All of us drive cars. We heat and cool our…

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