Big Coal

EPUB EBook by Jeff Goodell

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Long dismissed as a relic of a bygone era, coal is back — with a vengence. Big Coal EPUB EBook Coal is one of the nation's biggest and most influential industries — Big Coal provides more than half the electricity consumed by Americans today — and its dominance is growing, driven by rising oil prices and calls for energy independence. Is coal the solution to America's energy problems?

On close examination, the glowing promise of coal quickly turns to ash. Coal mining remains a deadly and environmentally destructive industry. Nearly forty percent of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year comes from coal- EPUBfired power plants. In the last two decades, air pollution from coal plants has killed more than half a million Americans. In this eye-opening call to action, Goodell explains the costs and consequences of America's addiction to coal and discusses how we can kick the habit. Like this book? Read online this: Coal River, The coal handbook.

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