Coal and Water - A Resource Mismatch

Coal and Water – A Resource Mismatch

August 6, 2012

The contest between coal-fired energy production and water demand is a mismatch. Mining and burning coal accounts for half of all water withdrawals in the United States, which is the same amount of water that pours over Niagara Falls in five months. Burning coal in power plants also is the source of more climate-changing carbon […]