World Naked Bike Ride happened in Bellingham again for 2010 protesting dependency on fossil fuels. Coincidence brought this coal train through town as the riders were leaving Boulevard Park.
Looks like a heavy load of carbon headed to the atmosphere, but it's just less covered than oil dressed in a pipeline.
At least we still have lots of domestic coal here in USA. Some have called us the Saudi Arabia of coal. I hear these trains export coal through a port in Canada. Coal bound for Asia.
Ideally, world economies should strive toward less fossil fuel dependence. Bicycling is one of many fun alternatives that can reduce oil dependence. See my image set of Bellingham's World Naked Bike Rides. 2009 to most recent.