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The Giving Season May Be Over — But Not For Coal And Fossil Fuels

January 6, 2020

Via: Forbes

The giving season is over for most Americans. And some Democratic senators think it must also end for coal: They want a congressional watchdog agency to look into whether a $1 billion subsidy to chemically-cleanse coal is paying off.

The purpose of the investigation is to determine if this cleansing process works — or whether the whole procedure is a boondoggle. Research shows that it is the latter, with the results either proving that the technique either does nothing to reduce SO2, NOx and mercury in coal or the benefits are so negligible that it hardly justifies the costs.

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