Some editorial writer in El Tiempo (a newspaper supposedly owned by the family of Colombia’s president, Juan Manual Santos, says coal companies should pay more royalties.
The railway that hauls from country’s biggest coal mine gets blown up again.
And Chilean authorities say that the planned Castilla coal-fired power plant, which is to be fueled with Colombian coal, should never have been classified as a pollutant. Rather, it is an “annoyance” — a 2.4-gigawatt annoyance. That, along with agreement the prior week by developer MXP (an Eike Batista company) to spend $10 million on mitigations puts Chile on track to build its biggest ever carbon emitter. And don’t worry about those bombings, Eike plans to truck the coal to the Colombian port. Hey, when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, in for a dime, in for a dollar, right?