10 months ago
Last edited at 4:56PM on 2/10/2013
The same reason everyone has/does at some point, it's extremely cheap in comparison to other forms. Until the health costs exceed the cost of its use, or the people demand it be addressed they will keep using it. China sits atop the largest coal reserves in the world so it's very, very inexpensive for them.
The EPA has almost put our coal industry out of business, even though we still make more power with coal than anything else. Maybe the coal miners should start eating the green people, once they are all on snap.