Coal Mining is Deadly!

Posted by Trish Riley, February 22, 2009

There are many downsides to coal. Burning it pollutes our air with CO2 and our waterways and fish with mercury, mining destroys mountains and villages, miners suffer black lung disease and die painful early deaths, and mining accidents claim thousands of lives. An accident in China on February 21 killed at least 74 miners; 3,200 miners died in accidents in China in 2008. Go SOLAR! Go WIND!