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What's Wrong with Coal and Right with Renewables

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What's Wrong with Coal and Right with Renewables

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Today the Sierra Club released a new video highlighting the dangers of mining, burning and disposing of coal. This short video offers helpful resources for explaining the problems with coal-powered dirty fuels, the benefits of clean energy and the need to move the country beyond coal. 

 “It’s clear that coal is a dirty, dangerous and outdated fuel source that is making kids sick," said Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign.

“From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. We hope this video helps viewers better understand the dangers of powering our country by burning coal, and why it is so important that we transition to clean, renewable sources of energy.”

Designed and produced in-house by the Sierra Club’s creative department, the animated video creates an engaging visual that details why it is so critical that we move off coal.

Visit EcoWatch’s COAL and RENEWABLES pages for more related news on this topic.

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Milkyway from Segara Anak - Rinjani Mountain. Mount Rinjani or Gunung Rinjani is an active volcano in Indonesia on the island of Lombok. It rises to 12,224 ft, making it the second highest volcano in Indonesia. On the top of the volcano is a 3.7 by 5.3 mi caldera, which is filled partially by the crater lake known as Segara Anak or Anak Laut (Child of the Sea) due to blue color of water lake as Laut (Sea). This lake is approximately 6,600 ft above sea level and estimated to be about 660 ft deep; the caldera also contains hot springs. Sasak tribe and Hindu people assume the lake and the mount are sacred and some religion activities are occasionally done in the two areas. Abdul Azis / Moment / Getty Images

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