03 Jan '12, 5pm

Is Clean Coal the Answer?

Is Clean Coal the Answer?

“Coal” is practically a swear word to environmentalists, and with good reason – those four little letters come with a lot of baggage. Coal provides about half of the nation’s electricity , but burning coal releases CO2 and causes global warming. Coal mining in any form is hideous – the mines collapse and kill miners; breathing coal dust leads to black lung disease which destroys miners’ lungs; and mountaintop removal destroys the environment from the top down.

Full article: http://ecopreneurist.com/2012/01/03/is-clean-coal-the-ans...

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