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Coal Matters – Even in Manhattan

ArtF. Wrote: Jun 24, 2012 4:26 AM
I certainly imagine that the idiot Mayor of New York, is ready to open up his home to house all his fellow New Yorkers who are unable to paying their rising utility bills, or that New York residents will be taxed to subsidize the increased charges for those who can't pay. In this case however, I have no sympathy for the residents of New York city, as they were stupid enough to ignore term limits and re-elect this loser. So as far as I am concerned, they can pay through the nose forever. No love here for New Yorkers

Coal today may seem of little relevance to many residents of New York City or other American urban centers. It long ago ceased to fuel the furnaces of their homes and apartment buildings in winter.

But long after it disappeared from the uses most visible to city dwellers, coal is still the critical fuel behind the everyday functions of their lives. Across the U.S., for more than a century, coal has remained quietly at work – providing in recent years nearly half the electricity that lights urban buildings and streets, keeps air conditioners humming on hot days and energizes computers and...