Global coal lobbyist: death must be weighed against benefit
“The global coal industry thinks hundreds of thousands of deaths every year caused by its operations can be justified. At least that’s what the chief executive of the World Coal Association (WCA) Milton Catelin, head of the lobby group representing many of the world’s largest coal companies, inferred with his recent comments. Reacting to the grave concerns many have over the health impacts associated with the burning of coal Catelin said, ‘you have to weigh it’ against ‘the benefits’,” writes Justin Guay and Bob Burton on Huffington Post.
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Shell gives Big Coal a shove along the gangplank
“The revelation that the global oil and gas company Shell lobbied the World Bank against funding new coal power stations is a stark indication of the increasing political isolation of the global coal industry. The coal industry is now so isolated that its corporate competitors such as Shell feel sufficiently emboldened to give the already weakened industry a big shove along the gangplank reserved for undesirable industries,” writes Bob Burton on RenewEconomy.
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