Coal Exports Emerge As Battleground In Climate Change Fight

Law360, New York (August 19, 2013, 6:17 PM ET) -- As energy companies increasingly turn to overseas markets to satisfy a growing worldwide demand for coal mined in the United States, coal exports are becoming an attractive litigation target for environmental groups looking to reduce domestic production and take on global climate change.

The Sierra Club and other environmental groups hit the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. with a complaint late last month challenging a $90 million loan guarantee to Xcoal Energy & Resources, taking the battle beyond domestic usage in an attempt to choke off...
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