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By John Tabak

ISBN-10: 0816070830

ISBN-13: 9780816070831

Coal and oil are of the world's most crucial assets of basic strength. A multi-trillion buck infrastructure has been created to find, produce, shipping, strategy, and burn coal and oil. This infrastructure has made sleek existence attainable. This booklet describes the background of those resources of strength.

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The deposits in the coal mining regions of the eastern United States, for example, generally vary from three to six feet (1–2 m), and in Wyoming the average thickness of currently mined coal beds is about 60 feet (20 m). The remains of those ancient swamps are not only compacted and chemically changed, but they are sometimes also tilted and folded. Many coal beds are formed from material deposited before the dinosaurs walked the Earth. In the interim, forces within the Earth have caused many layers of sediment to tilt.

A: I don’t remember the amount from the time that my stepfather died, but possibly—and I’ve thought about this so many times although I didn’t think about it as a youngster—but by the time my stepfather was killed, my younger siblings were still young enough to be receiving benefits (continues ) 46 COAL AND OIL (continued) from my father. Those benefits at that time were very low. For the widow, either 30 or 50 dollars a month and five dollars for each child. Well, I have no idea what the benefits are today and I know there’s social security, but I’ve just been someone who has been in a union.

The following interview took place April 3, 2008. Q: Tell me a little about your early background Virginia. in West A: I was born about four or five Charlene Marshall (Courtesy Charlene Marshall) miles outside of Morgantown in a little coal-mining town called Osage. I had six siblings. Meeting the Demand for Coal 41 My father was a coal miner. He was killed in the mines when I was real young, leaving our family with five children, and my mother was expecting a child. ) It was pretty rough growing up.

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