The Obscure County Election That Could Change the Planet

A little-watched race in Washington state will determine how America uses its coal — and the future of the global climate.

In this photo taken Oct. 23, 2012, a ship is seen in the distance moored at the BP oil refinery in the Strait of Georgia just beyond the location of a proposed coal exporting terminal in Ferndale, Wash., near Bellingham, Wash.
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