The Coal Train Blues

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About This Video: At a time when China and other Asian countries are choking on pollution, Big Coal wants to send them more coal – coal mined in the American West and shipped from proposed terminals in Oregon and Washington. Up to 100 million tons of coal annually would be transported through the Columbia River Gorge, an 85-mile-long river canyon with spectacular scenery, thriving communities, and a unique diversity of plant and animal life. Johnny Cash tribute Counterfeit Cash sings a tune about the absurd, dangerous plans to make the Gorge the coal chute of the United States.