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From The Environment Report | 58:30
Brew the coffee, turn on the radio, and check your electronic mail – you’re on your way to burning 20 pounds of coal for the day. That’s how much coal the average American uses. No matter what, we all have a stake in coal’s future. This hour-long documentary takes an in-depth look at that future.
This documentary will take your listeners on a journey from their light switch back to America’s coal fields. We start at Thomas Edison’s Menlo Park Lab; visit a coal-burning power generating station; go down into a coal mine in Illinois; travel to the rural counties of West Virginia where mountaintop mining is pulling on the state’s social fabric; and take a closer look at the technologies that promise to deliver coal into the new green economy. The Environment Report’s documentary explores the effects of coal in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal for a living.
The documentary is also available on Content Depot.
A big thanks to the people at the Joyce Foundation for providing the funding for this special project. See below for rundown information.