Your readings this week have discussed the concept of peak oil and detailed the pros and cons of numerous fossil fuel production methods. In the face of rising gas prices, one alternative to oil is coal. However, this fossil fuel comes with its own set of costs and benefits. In your initial post, discuss in detail the costs and benefits of coal use over oil use for electricity production in the United States. Additionally, discuss which method of coal extraction (strip mining, mountaintop removal, or underground mining) you believe offers the best strategy for coal production and why you feel this way.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with at least two scholarly sources in addition to your text. Properly cite any references
WAS ABLE TO GET THE CHAPTERS FROM THE BOOK THAT MUST BE USED AND CITED ALONG WITH TWO OTHER RESOURCES. ALOS ARE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES THAT CAN BE USED AT THE END OF THE CHAPTERS