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To Protect Climate, Public Health, Americans Call for End to Federal Coal Program


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To Protect Climate, Public Health, Americans Call for End to Federal Coal Program

Center for Biological Diversity

WASHINGTON - A coalition of groups today called on President Obama to permanently end the federal coal program, highlighting the fact that ending leasing and mining of public coal in the United States would keep up to 212 billion metric tons of carbon pollution in the ground — the equivalent of taking nearly 50 billion cars off the road and saving society more than $7 trillion in avoided climate damages.

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