By Erin Ann Thomas

In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Thomas employs ancient study, autobiography, and journalism to intertwine the historical past of coal, her ancestors' lives mining coal, and the societal and environmental affects of the USA' dependency on coal as an strength resource. within the first a part of her publication, she visits Wales, local floor of British coal mining and of her emigrant ancestors. The Thomases' circulate to the coal zone of Utah—where they witnessed the iciness Quarters and chateau Gate mine explosions, of the worst mining mess ups in American history—and the background of coal improvement in Utah shape the second one part.

Then Thomas investigates coal mining and groups in West Virginia, close to her East Coast domestic, the Sago Mine cave in and extra common affects of mining, together with inhabitants displacement, mountain most sensible elimination, coal airborne dirt and dust dispersal, and circulation toxins, flooding, and decimation. The book's ultimate half strikes from Washington D.C.—and an exam of coal, CO2, and nationwide strength policy—back to Utah, for a journey of a coal mine, and a attention of the Crandall Canyon mine cave-in, again to Wales and the final of the oldest working deep mine on the planet after which to a glance at strength possible choices, specifically wind strength, in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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