Richard Fisher writes for the BBC on the environmental case for buying a coal mine.
- Around the world there is a growing movement of conservationists who are buying coal mines and acquiring drilling rights to conserve land.
- In the United States this practice is currently illegal, but it could greatly benefit the environment.
- While drilling on public lands is important for maintaining our energy security, not allowing conservationists to bid on oil and gas leases equates to the government picking winners and losers.
Read the full article here.