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Coal Extraction - Environmental Prediction

September 1, 2002

Coal from the Appalachian region has supplied energy to the Nation for more than 200 years. Appalachian coal fueled America through a civil war and helped win two world wars. Appalachian coal has also provided fuel for keeping America warm in the winter and cool in the summer and has served as the basis for the steel, automobile, organic chemicals, chlorine, and aluminum industries. These benefits have not come without environmental costs, however. Coal extraction and utilization have had significant environmental impacts.

Publication Year 2002
Title Coal Extraction - Environmental Prediction
DOI 10.3133/fs07302
Authors C. Blaine Cecil, Susan J. Tewalt
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 073-02
Index ID fs07302
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization U.S. Geological Survey