Who Ever Heard of a Coal-Fired Airport?

The Other McCain has a story up about a Virginia town that can’t expand it’s airport because some of the earth moving will involve digging up a bit of coal. You see, the town plans to sell the coal to help offset the cost of the airport improvements, and that makes the project a coal mine in the eyes of the Feds. The project is bogged down in the permitting process and the President’s War on Coal.

Would it speed things along if they just burn the coal on site as scrap? Or does that have even worse EPA air pollution problems?

Is it November yet?

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