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Coal Matters – Even in Manhattan

Kenneth437 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 11:37 AM
The real funny thing is the coal union money is going to support oBUMo. Talk about being stuck on "STUPID".
Reginald10 Wrote: Jun 23, 2012 9:38 PM
Well, the coal miners aren't giving them their votes. And the coal-country politicians are staying away from Obama and the Democrat Convention this year. The jobs they save may be their own!

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...