The environmental impact of the coal industry includes issues such as land use,
waste management, water and air pollution, caused by the coal mining,
processing and the use of its products. In addit...
A typical coal plant generates 3.5 million tons of CO2 per year<sup>2</sup>. Burning coal is
also a leading cause of smog, acid rain, and toxic air pollution. Some emissions ...
Air pollution: Burning coal causes smog, soot, acid rain, global warming, and
toxic air emissions. Learn more. Wastes generated: Ash, sludge, toxic chemicals,
Mining and burning coal for fuel is harmful to the environment; but, because coal
is so abundant and cheap, many people are reluctant to give it up as a fuel ...
Air pollution in China, much of it from burning coal, is blamed for more than a
million premature deaths a year. That's on top of the thousands who die in mining
Coal-fired power plant emissions contain many toxic elements and ... Both coal
mining and burning generate enormous amounts of liquid waste in the form of ...
In contrast, coal mining and coal-burning utility industries spend millions of
dollars on political contributions and millions more on lobbying the federal ...
However, producing and using coal impacts the environment. ... Burning coal
produces emissions that adversely affect the environment and human health.
Nov 19, 2012 ... During the presidential campaign, any whiff of anti-coal sentiment was ... Coal-
burning is bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the ...
Nov 18, 2009 ... The discharge of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere associated with burning
coal is a major contributor to global warming and its adverse ...