Letter: Coal ships off our coast

Tuesday, August 16 2016

Dear Editor,

Nicholas Stern, a senior climate economist at the London School of Economics reports in an analytical study conducted with colleagues from Beijing’s Tsinghua University that Chinese coal consumption peaked in 2014, “much earlier than expected”, and has been falling ever since. The study concludes that this is a permanent trend and therefore good news for the planet.

Given this historic achievement, it makes even less sense for gigantic ships to be anchored off our fragile coast full of American coal that US ports have wisely refused to handle. Leave it in the ground!

~ David Bouvier