Why say NO to coal to liquid?
It takes a lot of energy to squeeze
coal into a liquid. So much energy, in fact, it is appropriate
to question if the process is even worth it--especially when you
--Turning coal into a liquid fuel uses
any where from 2.5 to 7 barrels of water for every barrel of
--Communities living near
coal-to-liquid refineries in South Africa, where most of the
existing plants are, complain of toxic pollution!
--Making, then burning liquid coal
creates double the global warming gases as an equivalent
amount of petroleum-based fuel, according to information given
to the West Virginia Public Energy Authority!
--The National Mining Association
wants to double mining production in order to supply the
--Each plant costs billions of dollars
to build --and the coal industry wants your tax dollars to
subsidize these boondoggles!
--The fuel resulting from the
massively expensive, massively polluting coal-to-liquid
refineries hoped for by the National Mining Association would
supply only about 10 percent of the fuel we use in Americas
inefficient motor vehicles!
KFTC has it right--it's time to put
community and people first!