Coal is an uncannily clean source of energy, contrary to what dark echelons of agendas have worked to make us believe. Though public disclosures have been made noting political attempts to kill the coal mining industry, fortunately that industry isn't dead yet. If it were I wouldn't be typing this via an Internet connection, getting ready to upload it to you through KDP. Instead, along with everyone else I would be shivering in the dark or sweating in the sun, if I were unlucky enough to still be alive.
We aren't ready yet with viable or better alternatives for meeting our energy needs. Miners will keep the lights on for you, along with their cohorts in the infrastructure providing electric power for the level of civilization available in the USA, developed and maintained in spite of multifaceted enemies within.
This is a 2015 edition of The Price of Black Diamonds based [with some updates] on an interview with Joe Carpine in the summer of 2001 as he steps back into a cherished ebony history. This short work with its extraordinary photo accompanied account is sometimes available free from one to five days to honor the 160 year era of mining in Fremont County Colorado, and to recall that in days long gone receiving a gift of a LUMP OF COAL was considered a cherished blessing of comfort and prosperity during unsettling hard times.
This article works with Shelnutt's set of eight seven Visceral Histories focused on the honorable depths of the coal mining industry.