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A giant machine out of Star Wars stacks coal for export to Asia at a shipping terminal near Vancouver, Canada. U.S. coal companies would love to do the same on our side of the border. Photo by Paul Anderson
China and India are hungry for coal. Wyoming has plenty of it. Aside from the issue of whether we should be digging up the stuff at all, there's the small problem of getting it from one place to another. Warren Buffett, Goldman Sachs, the coal companies, and plenty of others are determined to find a way.

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