Audiobook: Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
Audiobook: Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future (Unabridged) by Jeff Goodell
Long dismissed as a relic of a bygone era, coal is back -- with a vengeance. Coal is one of the nation's biggest and most influential industries -- Big Coal provides more than half the electricity consumed by Americans today -- and its dominance is growing, driven by rising oil prices and calls for energy independence. Is coal the solution to America's energy problems?
On close examination, the glowing promise of coal quickly turns to ash. Coal mining remains a deadly and environmentally destructive industry.
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