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Montana Coal, Powering America
Photo Location: Cut Bank, Montana 
Posted By: Bob Harris, 08-01-2012, 09:44 PM

Coal, a resource that we must continue to take advantage of.

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08-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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I really like your composition here Bob!
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I really like your composition here Bob!
thank you very much, glad you like my photo statement. Bob
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The ore carriers really enhance the shot Bob.---charliezap

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Nice catch Bob.
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That is nice, looks like the sort you'd find in a magazine. (meant as a compliment!).

Any chance you could sell some limited rights to that image to the Montana coal people or railroad.
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The ore carriers really enhance the shot Bob.---charliezap
That's my main subject Charlie, with groups/governments trying to outlaw coal here and in Canada, soon we may not see coal trains.
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I like this. It reminds me of a picture I took in Oregon, which I'll post shortly.

Coal was the source of 42% of US electricity supply as of 2011.

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Nice catch Bob.
thank you Susan, it is a RR spur not too far from our CG in Cut Bank MT, a lot of natural resources in Montana and Wyoming
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That is nice, looks like the sort you'd find in a magazine. (meant as a compliment!).

Any chance you could sell some limited rights to that image to the Montana coal people or railroad.
that is so kind of you to say that, but I am sure they have plenty of images. Of course if certain groups/leaders have their way, they would like to drive coal out of business. This train would look kind of funny with solar panels and windmills on each RR car, but some don't understand about the need for electric production on a large scale. It would of sure been nice to have that pipeline from Canada to the US, but as you know, that was shut down too.
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I like this. It reminds me of a picture I took in Oregon, which I'll post shortly.

Coal was the source of 42% of US electricity supply as of 2011.
Jerry, they mine coal at $9 a ton in Wyoming/Montana some of the cheapest prices in the world are from this area and the new methods of scrubbing and cleaning coal to burn is very clean. Not really sure why they want to get rid of it, they are still thinking global warming I guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
Jerry, they mine coal at $9 a ton in Wyoming/Montana some of the cheapest prices in the world are from this area and the new methods of scrubbing and cleaning coal to burn is very clean. Not really sure why they want to get rid of it, they are still thinking global warming I guess.
Except for the billions of tons of toxic coal ash, and the gigatons of carbon.

Besides. Once they build the new coal export terminal on the west coast most of the coal will be shipped to China anyway.

Of course people out west don't have to deal with the Mercury pollution and dead acid lakes caused by more than a century of coal burning.

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Very pretty composition, Bob! Great timing on this shot!
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Except for the billions of tons of toxic coal ash, and the gigatons of carbon.

Besides. Once they build the new coal export terminal on the west coast most of the coal will be shipped to China anyway.

Of course people out west don't have to deal with the Mercury pollution and dead acid lakes caused by more than a century of coal burning.
thanks for viewing the thread and commenting, it is always interesting to get different viewpoints
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Very pretty composition, Bob! Great timing on this shot!
thank you Lori for taking a look, glad you enjoyed the view from Cut Bank, Montana
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