Democratic governor Brian Schweitzer tells Leslie Stahl about his state of Montana being able to make a serious dent in the U.S. oil shortage with the massive coal layers beneath the state.
Mining the coal, which is close to the surface in Montana, would be safer than it is in many other states where recent mine tragedies have made headlines. Costing about a dollar a gallon to make, it burns cleaner too.
While the process would mean higher carbon dioxide emissions (twice that of other fuels), Schweitzer has that figured out as well. In fact, Schweitzer has an answer for everything involved with this and they sound pretty good.
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