Coal power plants, especially new ones, are under fire.
As well they should be. Deaths in mining, deaths and health associated with smog and pollution, and the dirty secret of coal ash are enough to make a sane person push back from more coal power plants.
BUT, here's the kicker. What if we ship all of our coal over to China and have them burn it without any of the scrubbers and safety that we have in the Sates. ???
China now burns half of the world's coal. It's causing them some smog problems and social unrest, but ...
India, of course is increasing rapidly as well.
If we don't burn it hear, only to have it burned there, then what have we really gained? :-(