Monday, March 07, 2011

History for the Future: Jeff Biggers on Coal in the Heartland

Jeff Biggers on Coal in the Heartland
History for the Future

Jeff Biggers discusses the history of coal mining in Illinois, and the nation. Biggers is an award winning journalist and author of the book Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland, just published this year by Nation Books. This study asks readers to consider the true cost of coal by exploring the toll its production has taken on people and the environment throughout American history. On the show, Biggers talks about his book, the myth of “clean coal,” and his hopes for a truly clean energy future.

To Listen to the Interview

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