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Dr. Alan Lockwood on Coal and Our Health

earthjustice-down2earth on October 16, 2012 16:32

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Dr. Alan Lockwood discusses coal's dirty characteristics, the recent Republican-led attacks on the U.S. EPA, and why cleaning up air pollutants could result in trillions of dollars of health-related benefits in the United States.

In this Down to Earth episode, Earthjustice staffer Jessica Knoblauch speaks with Dr. Alan Lockwood, a physician and author of the new book, The Silent Epidemic: Coal and the Hidden Threat to Health.

Though coal is a major source of energy in both the U.S. and elsewhere around the world, relatively few people are aware that coal-related pollutants are among the top 10 causes of death and disease in the United States. In this interview, Dr. Lockwood discusses coal's dirty characteristics, the recent Republican-led attacks on the U.S. EPA, and why cleaning up air pollutants could result in trillions of dollars of health-related benefits in the U.S.

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