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China's Coal Districts: 'A Very Visceral Experience'

NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 — Mother Jones reporter Jaeah Lee describes seeing the effects of air pollution firsthand in Lanzhou, one of the first cities to burn coal in China, and Gasland director Josh Fox argues that China's growing reliance on fracking is "all the more reason to ban it everywhere else." Panel discussion co-organized by Asia Society's Center on U.S.-China Relations, Mother Jones, and Climate Desk. (3 min., 9 sec.)

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Interview with Jaeah Lee and James West


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