Water Pollution

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Many discuss coal in terms of the jobs that it can bring to a region. Some discuss the fact that it is a natural resource that America has and should use. Others will discuss the fact that burning coal and other fossil fuels increases problems of climate change. Now, some are actually talking about "clean coal?
Two ways this discussion can go:
1. What would you have done if you were in Governor Quinn's position in Illinois? Be sure to explain fully based on the knowledge gained during this week's readings.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0815-leucadia-exit--20120815,0,7834384.story
2. What is clean coal? Is it really clean? Why or why not? Be sure to use additional new sources to support some of your answer. http://www.cleancoalusa.org/ http://coalisnottheanswer.org/notclean.html

When we look at the cost of using various types of energy, we don't always want to think only about the financial cost. While this is important, it is fleeting. You pay the bill and you are done.

The other effects of using various energies are long term.

I was Reading Destiny of a Republic, the story of President Garfield's shooting and death in office. After 2 months of sweltering heat in the White House, he was not doing well and they prepared a train to take him to the Jersey shore for cooler weather and better views. They knew he was in bad shape. They created a special train that burned "cleaner Anthrocyte coal" to avoid getting pollution into his infected wounds.

In the 1880s we realized that pollutions were bad for sick people. Now, we know that this may actually be partially responsible for some of the illnesses in the world. The use of energy has cost to health for the environment and for the people who live here.

If you've ever looked at home prices, you know that those that are near manufacturing or near a landfill are not as…...

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