With a declining market for coal in the United States, the coal industry wants to export its product to China, where demand is bigger than ever. What would rail traffic and new port construction mean for the environment and the “clean economy” of the Pacific Northwest? What about global warming? Also, protests fan across Egypt on the anniversary of revolt, and the author of a new book is creating a stir about the Church of Scientology.
Banner image: BNSF coal train waiting to unload. Photo by Stephen Rees