Former Senator John Edwards just announced his policy on coal-fired power plants. He wants to ban the construction of coal-fired plants at least until carbon sequestration technology can be developed. He’s also proposing a cap-and-trade system of carbon credits. You can see him talk about it in this video; it’s about three minutes in.
The whole country is finally waking up the coal problem. No one — not politicians, not banks, not anyone, can afford to ignore the problem of climate change (not to mention pollution). We’re in a hole already; building new coal plants will only dig us deeper. Our job is to stop the banks from providing the shovels.