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Beyond Coal

Reports and Fact Sheets

Beyond Coal Campaign Factsheet
About the campaign, its online work and the resources available on the web

**New Report** -- Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Too Costly to Appalachia's Economies

  1. Press Release (20k PDF)
  2. Executive Summary (31k PDF)
  3. White Paper on Recent Mountaintop Removal Studies (66k PDF)
  4. Download full report by Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. (482k PDF)

Coal Ash Near You?
Check the full list of coal ash sites nationwide to see if there are any near you.

Coal Ash: A National Problem Needs a National Solution
Learn more about the hazards of coal combustion waste and what you can do to help.

Coal Ash and Poverty
Check out our Google map showing poverty levels near the 44 coal ash site designated "high hazard" by the Environmental Protection Agency

Toxic Selenium
How Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Threatens People & Streams

Characterization of Particulate Matter in Roda, Virginia
Scientific study highlights threats of toxic coal dust to Appalachia residents.

Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: Destroying Appalachia One Mountain At A Time
Learn the basics of MTR with this tri-fold fact brochure.

Liquid Coal: A Bad Deal for Global Warming
Although its proponents claim that liquid coal is a cure-all to our nation's energy problems, the truth is that liquid coal is plagued with economical and environmental downsides from the time coal is mined until long after the liquid is burned.

The Dirty Truth about Coal
Coal is one of the most polluting sources of energy available, jeopardizing our health and our environment. Using coal for electricity scars lungs, tears up the land, pollutes water, devastates communities, and makes global warming worse. Learn about the damage coal does to land, air, water, and people in our in-depth report.

Factsheet: The Dirty Truth about Coal
Conceived as a slimmed down version of our popular coal report, this four-page fact sheet presents the main arguments and statistics in a shortened format.

Other Resources

The Sierra Club's Environmental Law Program is working with activists around the country to champion clean energy in the face of this unprecedented rush to build new coal plants. The Environmental Law Program also provides legal and technical resources for stopping the coal rush

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