A new paper is calling on the government to scrap research and development tax credits for fossil fuel extraction and instead invest the money in clean energy.
Researchers said the total health impacts of the plants could amount to $6.2 billion a year.
The announcement came just a month after CitiGroup pledged that its financing reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
"I want to make sure that we conservatives keep on fighting to make sure we don't have a Green New Deal, we don't get rid of gas and coal and oil, that we don't have a Medicare For All plan ..."
"Today more than ever we need to protect people and the planet, not polluters and their profits.
Project Tundra's boosters are frank about the project's intent: To maintain coal's primary role in North Dakota's energy mix.
“We conducted an in-depth, asset-by-asset assessment of the coal fleet in the U.S. and found that >70 GWs of coal capacity will become economically at risk through the course of the next decade.”
The coal industry knew about the danger of rising greenhouse gas emissions as early as 1966.
The country will spend up to 40 billion euros to cushion the impact of abandoning coal.