Western environmentalists are exercised about increased coal exports to China.

In all events, it’s clear that China’s environmental woes will only get worse.  As reported in today’s NYTimes,

because of China’s galloping economy, [it] now burns half of the six billion tons of coal used globally each year.

It would be interesting to learn what Chinese environmentalists are saying about this matter, such as how this expansion of coal use will affect air quality in China.