In the spring 2009 Subversive Art I did a photo montage called Coal. I was interested because three trains per hour pulling coal pass through Langley where I live. I wondered about where it went after it reached the coal depot in Tsawwassen by the BC Ferry terminal. I researched information about Canada's coal exports and to my surprise discovered that Canada imports coal for industrial us and power generation. I was god-smacked because there is a lot of criticism of other countries use of coal but not any visible to me about Canada's use.
I placed the statistics that I found in between the cars making it not as visible to the naked eye much like the coal use in Canada. The Mt beside the numbers stands for million tons. The information was pulled from the Canadian coal industry web site.