With ranchers in southern Montana possibly having their land divided by rail lines to deliver coal to Asia — disrupting their cattle operations and polluting their water — it does seem that the 1% may win again.
Mining and shipping coal to Asia to make cheap products to sell back to U.S. residents seems problematic, with all that carbon dioxide spewing from unregulated plants that seek only bigger profits. Traditions and property that go back more than 100 years for ranching families may literally be thrown under the wheels.
What could possibly go wrong? And what was I going to say about global warming? Never mind. The profit-seekers have their fingers in their ears.