presents The True Cost Of Coal

The True Cost Of Coal

What if we factored the environmental and health impacts of burning coal into its cost? Economists say they would add up to about $500 billion per year, making coal’s true cost about $17.8 cents per kilowatt-hour generated.
But those costs are about more than just a number. They represent impacts on a human and environmental level that are difficult to quantify. In order to get beyond the simple economic arguments about coal, the Sierra Club has released a new photo documentary series called the The Cost of Coal
They feature the stories of people like Lane and Kami Miller, a boy and his mother who live near a coal plant in Nevada.

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