The National Mining Association is running a remarkable picture-worth-a-thousand-words ad on E&E News.net. The ad draws you in by giving an answer — “Not if their electricity comes from coal” – but not telling the question. When you click on the ad, you figure out the question: Are energy costs going through the roof for Americans everywhere?
The ad includes a map (pictured left) showing the electricity prices in each state and the percentage of the state’s electricity generated from coal. The map makes crystal clear why anti-coal policies – cap-and-trade, renewable energy mandates, restrictions on surface mining, and the like – are anti-consumer. Click here to view the full-size map.