Myth #1: "America has more than 200 years of available coal reserves." The United States is the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of coal.
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Straight Talk About Coal and Your Family's Health
The coal industry would like us all to think “coal is clean.” But it’s not. Burning coal to make electricity can affect us starting at birth with the mercury-contaminated breast milk and blood we get from our mothers, to the increased risk of heart, lung and liver diseases we might die from later in life.