Coal Barons to (Finally) Testify Before Congress

Well now isn't this interesting.

Throughout the seemingly endless battle over climate-change legislation, not once have the folks behind the biggest source of climate pollution—coal executives—been asked to publicly account for their industry's role. Now it looks like they will.

On Wednesday, April 14, at 9:30 a.m., the House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming will hold a hearing called "The Role of Coal in a New Energy Age."

For the first time in recent memory, the CEOs of America’s top two coal mining companies, and a leading international company, will come to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to answer questions on their positions on climate change, clean energy policy, and the challenges that currently face their industry.


To find out which big dogs of the coal industry will be testifying, read the full post at Grist.


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