Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Fuel to the fire? Fuel exports soar under Obama

In this May 22, 2014 photo, a rainbow forms as sprinklers spray water to prevent coal dust from entering the air at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world. This fossil fuel trade threatens to undermine President Barack Obama’s strategy for reducing the gases blamed for climate change and reveals a little-discussed side effect of countries acting alone on a global problem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)GARDI SUGDUP, Panama (AP) — solar panels glisten from every thatched hut on this crowded island, one of the largest in this remote chain off the Panamanian coast. But the tiny emblems of green energy offer no hope against climate change.


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