Air and water pollution from burning coal causes serious adverse effects, such as asthma and heart disease. Mining coal is polluting ground and surface water, as well as destroying habitat and thousands of acres of carbon-capturing forests.
- The Human Cost of Energy, Scientific American
- Death and Disease from Power Plants, Clean Air Task Force
- Coal Pollution Damages Human Health at Every Stage of Coal Life Cycle, Physicians for Social Responsibility
- NC WARN’s Health & Pollution page
- What’s your connection to Mountaintop Removal mining?
“Over 500 Appalachian mountain tops and 2,000 miles of river headwaters have been destroyed to provide coal for electricity.”
– Appalachian Voices