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Even if your motivation is revenue, this is very short sighted. With foresight and protection we will always have tourism as a source of revenue. Coal is a flame that will burn out quickly. That a miniscule part of the state will benefit from. Tourism and the scenic beauty of the state buys a lot more groceries than coal ever will.
This is about exporting coal and making money for coal companies. Not the good of Tennessee.
Coal Can't Fill World's Burning Appetitehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2008/03/20/ST2008032000989.html
Personally the scenic rural characteristics of the state make it a desirable place to live. Destroying the natural landscape and overdevelopment do irreparable damage to our quality of life.
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