|Strip mine, plant, and waste ponds, Colstrip, 1984. Photo by David T. Hanson.|
This NPR story about Colstrip, Montana, home of the second-largest coal-fired power plant in the West, and a town now dying because they know it's not going to last much longer: real estate values have plunged and everybody's mortgage is underwater:
The Republican plan was never to "save jobs". Just to squeeze out the last bit of rent and then abandon them.