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Could Coal Make the U.S. Energy Independent?

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Could Coal Make the U.S. Energy Independent?

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Could Coal Make the U.S. Energy Independent?

Could Coal Make the U.S. Energy Independent?

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Advocates say the United States has enough coal to serve its energy needs for 250 years. Critics say burning — and mining — more coal would be a disaster for our environment and for human health.

Guest:

Jeff Goodell, author of Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future; contributing editor, Rolling Stone

Joe Lucas, executive director; Americans for Balanced Energy Choices