Are U.S. taxpayers subsidizing Asia’s coal use? Rising amounts of U.S. coal are shipped to...

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Are U.S. taxpayers subsidizing Asia’s coal use? Rising amounts of U.S. coal are shipped to places like Asia as Americans use more natural gas for electricity. Back when coal provided half of U.S. electricity, it wasn’t a big political issue, Brad Plumer writes. "If Powder River Basin coal was leased out too cheaply, American consumers still reaped the benefits. But the energy landscape has shifted."