By Erin Ann Thomas
In Coal in Our Veins, Erin Thomas employs historic learn, 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 booklet, she visits Wales, local flooring of British coal mining and of her emigrant ancestors. The Thomases' circulate to the coal zone of Utah—where they witnessed the wintry weather Quarters and chateau Gate mine explosions, of the worst mining mess ups in American history—and the historical past 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 frequent affects of mining, together with inhabitants displacement, mountain best elimination, coal dirt dispersal, and movement pollutants, flooding, and decimation. The book's ultimate half strikes from Washington D.C.—and an exam of coal, CO2, and nationwide power policy—back to Utah, for a travel 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 this planet after which to a glance at strength possible choices, specifically wind energy, in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.
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