Exporting Montana coal does not lead to prosperity
Burning coal is not in Montana’s interest, wherever it occurs. We need a transition away from fossil fuels. The consequences of inaction are too great to ignore. Those who want to export coal are passing the buck, letting future generations deal with the consequences.
America is moving away from coal. As we use energy more efficiently (such as with compact fluorescent light bulbs and more building insulation) and use cleaner sources of energy (such as wind power), our demand for coal is declining.