The Denver Post is reporting that ten mountain towns in the west have launched a campaign to target coal companies in the fight against climate change. After a notoriously dry winter (to say nothing of what's happening in the California drought), the "Mountain Pact" wants hundreds of millions of dollars from coal companies. In a letter being sent to federal officials, ski towns argue that because coal is a major source of heat-trapping greenhouse gases linked to climate change, the industry should pay more to help deal with the impact. The growing list of participants already includes officials from Aspen, Leadville, Telluride, Ophir, Ridgway, Buena Vista, Carbondale, Dillon, Park City, Utah, and Taos, N.M.
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