Coal In Our Veins: Understanding and Sharing a Story of Mining on Access Utah Tuesday

Aug 7, 2012

“The United States depends on coal-burning electric plants for 50 percent of the nation’s power.  I cannot turn on the dish-washer, watch a movie, or write these words without thinking of coal.  And, conscious of this coal, I must think of the blood in my veins, because from the beginning of coal—this history of our energy—my ancestors pulled it from the earth with picks and with their hands.” So writes Erin Thomas, author of Coal in Our Veins: A Personal Journey. 

Erin Thomas joins Tom Williams for the hour on Tuesday’s AU.