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10 Reasons Coal Will Always Be Dirty

This is a guest post by Emily Logan from Care2.

Coal produces 44 percent of our electricity, and it’s the biggest single cause of air pollution worldwide. Now that this is becoming common knowledge, the industry has tried to salvage their reputation with complex marketing tactics and the touting of new technologies. But the environmental impacts of coal continue to be devastating.

Here are ten of the worst environmental impacts of coal, and why “Clean Coal” is just an oxymoron.

Facts on the Pollution caused by the US Coal Industry

10 Harsh Realities of the US Coal Industry

Excerpted from the Union of Concerned Scientist Clean Energy report

You can download a PDF version by going here: Facts on the pollution caused by the US Coal Industry

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