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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Myths about Coal for Energy
This article gives a lot of facts about coal mining and burning coal for energy. Despite the industry's hype, there is no such thing currently as clean coal technology, and some scientists say it is not likely to ever happen. Moreover, the current mining operations are destroying mountains and polluting water, and don't even produce many jobs. Moreover, coal is a cheap energy source only if you don't include the environmental clean-up costs and the health costs.