There is a lot of buzz about coal as the new source of cheap, clean energy for the U.S., but will coal every be truly green? Mining of coal often causes devastating environmental damage, and coal gets low marks on the green report card when compared to solar and wind energy. The list of pollutants released by even the cleanest coal is dominated by dangerous heavy metals, including lead and mercury. Investing in a solar and wind energy infrastructure would begin to tackle our global warming problem and protect us from toxins in a way that coal cannot.
SOURCE: Co-Op America