Coal and climate change: The industrys fuzzy math
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by Ken Ward Jr. |
Charleston Gazette's Ken Ward covers the Coal Industry in his online Coal Tatoo Blog.
Do all of West Virginia’s trees take in enough carbon dioxide to make the state carbon neutral?
Well, that’s the line that coal industry has been pushing, and that some lawmakers are apparently buying. But whatever math they’ve got to back this up is pretty fuzzy, according to independent scientists I asked to check into the issue for Coal Tattoo. In fact, the industry is off by about a factor of 15 … read on and I’ll explain how that is.
Read more about industry’s “fuzzy math” on Ken Ward’s Coal Tattoo blog.