How the real war on coal is about economics, geology, and little skirmishes in local courts, not a national or presidential campaign; and the tragic failing of politics to address the phasing-out of coal that has been going on in the US for many years. And in the news segment: More calls to kill the UK's planned Hinkley Point C nuclear plant; shale drillers' dirty little debt secret; the latest in the battle over the US oil export ban; and what the Fed's inaction says about energy transition.
Geek rating: 1
Guest: Michael Grunwald, senior writer at POLITICO and author of The New New Deal - The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era and The Swamp - The Everglades Florida and the Politics of Paradise.
On Twitter: @MikeGrunwald
Taping date: August 13, 2015