America’s Coal-Fired Divide

While the West Coast states forge a green alternative for powering the future, red states cling to fossil fuels.

LYNCH, KY - APRIL 18: Workers enter the former entrance to the Portal 31 coal mine, now a tourist attraction, on April 18, 2012 in Lynch, Kentucky. The historic coal mining town of Lynch once boasted a population of more than 10,000 and at one time was the largest coal camp in the world. Following the increased mechanization of the coal mining process, the town's population has dwindled to less than 1,000. Two proposed strip mines in the area now potentially threaten the town's water supply. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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