Host: Joe Gray
Guest: Mary Anne Hitt, Director, Sierra Club, Beyond Coal Campaign
Discussion: Mary Anne describes progress to retire coal plants in the U.S. and to increase the availability of renewable energy, coal exports, opposition to coal export terminals in the U.S., Chinese investment in renewable energy, Supreme Court ruling on EPA regulation of mercury emissions from power plants, President’s Clean Power Plan and its impact on international climate negotiations. Discussion of health problems caused by coal dust emissions. Introduction of significant wind energy in Iowa and North Carolina.
Radio Broadcast on WSHC Shepherdstown from the campus of Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV on July 18, 2015