The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future
On close examination, the glowing promise of coal quickly turns to ash. Coal mining remains a deadly and environmentally destructive industry. Nearly forty percent of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year comes from coal-fired power plants. In the last two decades, air pollution from coal plants has killed more than half a million Americans. In this eye-opening call to action, Goodell explains the costs and consequences of America's addiction to coal and discusses how we can kick the habit.
Praise For Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future…
Goodell, in this well-written, timely and powerful book, makes it crystal clear what the stakes are The New York Times
Fiery and committed The New York Times Book Review
The hidden truth about coal is what Jeff Goodell is after in his groundbreaking book.
[Goodell] turns the light on the coal industry as he tracks the black rock on a bracing, eye-opening journey.
Big Coal gives its readers a clear sense of the tradeoffs we face in our feverish quest for inexpensive energy… The Washington Post
Goodell has a talent for pithy argument - and the book fairly crackles with informed conviction.
Publishers Weekly, Starred
Eye-opening and provocative Kirkus Reviews, Starred
Goodell does a first-rate job of balancing environmental concerns with interviews from the human faces associated with "Big Coal" Library Journal —
Mariner Books, 9780618872244, 352pp.
Publication Date: April 3, 2007