Air pollution has been a long-standing problem in China, but it may have reached a turning point earlier this year after thick blankets of grey clouds enveloped Beijing and other cities for days. The health toll on the Chinese population has been staggering, and the government is finally demonstrating the volition to take the problem seriously. Watch the video below to find out how all this adds up to considerable pain for American coal exporters.

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