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Time for Washington State to Move Beyond Coal

While discussions go on about whether to continue to operate Washington's only coal plant in Centralia, guest columnist Ted Nace argues that it is time for the state to move beyond coal.

The recent explosion that killed 29 miners in West Virginia reminds us that coal remains an American tragedy, but for residents of Washington state that tragedy may seem safely distant. 

Not so. The continuing dominance of Big Coal as a supplier of U.S. electricity affects us all, from the safety of our food to the balance in our checkbooks.