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These are 3 of the 4 best coal stoves companies, and all 4 are located in Pennsylvania.

#1 KEYSTOKER COAL STOVES     #2 LEISURE LINE STOVE CO     #3 READING COAL STOVES

WHAT IS COAL?    CALCULATE  Coal Vs. OIL, Pellet, Gas
IT'S ABUNDANT                     
The United States produces of the world's coal (more then any other country), and has nearly 250 billion tons of recoverable coal.... enough to last us a long time!

IT'S USEFUL
Coal is used to generate more than half of all the electricity produced in the U.S. It's also used as a basic energy source in many industries, including steel production, cement and paper. It's used as a heating fuel, too.

COAL IS GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY, TOO!
More coal production will provide thousands of jobs in all aspects of the coal industry -- exploration, mining, equipment supply, transportation, etc.

IT'S AVAILABLE
Many U.S. coal beds are close to the either's surface. Modern mining methods allow us to easily reach most of our reserves.

IT'S A GOOD ALTERNATIVE
Greater use of coal will help the U.S. become more self-sufficient in energy. In addition to its use as a solid fuel, coal can be converted to liquid or gas to replace increasingly expensive imported fuels.

CONSUMERS ALSO BENEFIT
Consumers can also benefit from using coal because it is more economical then imported fuels. With expanded use, coal can help solve our energy problems.

What is coal?
Coal is a fossil fuel like gas and oil

HOW COAL WAS FORMED

There are 4 major types of coal

Coal is classified by hardness (determined in part by carbon content). The harder the coal, the less moisture it contains and the more efficient it is as a fuel.

How does coal effect the ENVIRONMENT?

In the past, coal mining and burning had serious effects on the environment. Today, new laws and technology help minimize any effects on our environment through.........

AIR MONITORING IN MINES
Dust in mines can cause lung disease. Federal law prohibits mining if there's too much dust in the air. Today, miners use personal air samplers to test dust levels at regular intervals. Also, large fans on the surface force explosive gases out of the mines, and dust is controlled by wetting coal or spraying limestone on mine walls.

GAS EMISSIONS CONTROLS

LAND RECLAMATION
Though coal mining alters the landscape. Federal and state laws now require all mined land to be restored to it's original condition. Mining companies plan the reclamation process before digging. In many cases, the land is left in better condition then before mining started.

WATER TREATMENT AND CONSERVATION

FLY ASH AND SLUDGE CONTROLS

PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT IS EXPENSIVE
The high cost of processing coal and controlling pollution has deterred greater coal production. However, new technologies promise to make coal cleaner, more convenient, and more economically attractive.

WILL COAL REPLACE OIL AND GAS?
Coal is far more plentiful in the U.S. then oil or gas. As methods continue to improve for mining, burning and producing oil and gas from coal, our dependence on oil and gas could be greatly reduced.

HOW MUCH OF OUR ENERGY NEEDS CAN COAL SUPPLY?
AS coal production increases and technology improves, coal should supply and even greater percentage of our total energy needs.

IS COAL ECONOMICAL?
Even with greater demand and the increasing cost of mining, transportation, preparation and pollution control, the price of coal should continue to be even more competitive with the raising cost of other fuels.

KEYSTOKER COAL STOVES     LEISURE LINE STOVE CO     READING COAL STOVES

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