UNDERSTANDING COAL and CARBON and WATER (as U.S. weighs coal regulations and alternatives)

IF COAL = CARBON, how do carbon emissions affect RIVERS, WATERSHEDS and FRESHWATER SUPPLIES? (Facts from THE UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS) Air pollution: Burning coal creates smog, soot, acid rain, global warming and toxic air emissions. It is the single biggest air polluter in the U.S. and those airborne particulates fall onto land and into…