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 ...
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 ...
In contrast, coal mining and coal-burning utility industries spend millions of
dollars on political contributions and millions more on lobbying the federal ...
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 ...
Coal fires occur in both abandoned coal mines and coal waste piles.
Internationally, thousands of underground coal fires are burning now. Global coal
Jun 6, 2012 ... Yet according to a recent report, pollution from the burning of coal kills tens of
thousands of people each year, due to asthma, chronic ...
Nov 19, 2012 ... Emissions from coal-fired power plants and other coal-burning ... Coal-burning is
bad, bad, bad for your health—and looking ahead, the best ...
But in this chapter, we consider the wide variety of environmental problems in
burning fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas. They probably exceed those of any other
Unlike other forms of energy (nuclear, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric), coal
provides many jobs in removing coal from the earth, transporting it to the utility,