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Video Friday: Old King Coal

Episode 13 of Dr. Joylette Portlock’s YouTube series Don’t Just Sit There – Do Something!  In this episode Dr. Portlock looks at “old king coal,” the dirtiest of of fossil fuels and the source of much of the world’s energy generation. Even though coal use is declining in America, primarily from the explosion natural gas fracking, coal consumption continues to expand globally….

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U.S. coal consumption is declining, but it does not offset the exponential growth of coal consumption globally.

U.S. Coal Consumption Down

Despite record amounts being spent to propagandize the coal industry and the ridiculous concept of “clean coal”, United States coal consumption has gone down.  Sort of. A recent report from the Energy Information Administration indicates the U.S.’s relative consumption has gone done, while the world consumption continues to rise at a nauseating rate.  This matters in a couple ways.  U.S….

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The Weekly Mulch from the Media Consortium: Massey Energy and the True Cost of Coal

By Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium Blogger (reposted with permission) Coal consumption has costs — this week’s explosion at a West Virginia mine, which killed 25, made that clear. Those costs aren’t limited to human lives, either. Massey Energy Co., the owner of the West Virginia mine, has racked up not just safety violations but also consistently has disregarded the environmental…

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