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Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future


Despite a century-long legacy that has claimed millions of lives and ravaged the environment, coal as a fuel source is making a comeback. In a ... Show synopsis

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he told it like it is!

by bigcoalkilledthefarm on Nov 13, 2008

Jeff Goodell investgated and then published a most comprehensive review of the coal industry in the USA. Big Coal will not like his book but everyone who uses electicity should read it. The author explains how he feels we have painted ourselves into a corner with the use of coal to the pont that we cannot exist as a modern society without burning it. Over 50% of all electricity is produced by buring coal. Mr. Goodell explains how coal is bought, dug, transported, sold and burned and who the players are who have gained the most. He also explains the downside of its use by pollution of the air, water and the sad social impact to those in coal bearing regions. This is a "must read" for anyone who cares about the future of our planet.

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