Study: Coal costs Canadian province $300M annually in health care

03/27/2013 | SeattlePI.com

Coal kills 100 people prematurely each year in Alberta while adding $300 million in medical costs, argues a study from multiple health groups. "We know that we have alternate energies that are much cleaner, and the bottom line for us is that Albertans are actually subsidizing the coal industry with their health," said study co-author Farrah Khan of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. Washington state and Oregon are considering export terminals for coal.

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