Published on December 9th, 2013 | by Important Media Cross-Post4
10 Top Toxic Ingredients Used In Coal, Oil, Gas Production
Editor’s Note: As just another reminder as to why we need the cleantech revolution and why we even need it to speed up, below is a tremendous accumulation of facts on the health consequences of several ingredients of energy production in the three big fossil fuel industries — coal, oil, and gas. Even if you ignored global warming and climate change (which you shouldn’t!), the harm we are doing to ourselves through the use of coal, oil, and gas is staggering. The human deaths and human suffering from the use of these energy sources is greater than any war in history. The toxic ingredients the fossil fuel industries are still allowed to use are shocking. Why do we put up with this when we have better options? Actually, we don’t just allow this, we subsidize it! We subsidize oil, coal, and gas production.
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