A horrific mine explosion, the latest in a long string of deadly accidents, has brought renewed attention to Colombias booming coal industry. A key energy source, coal not only fuels several of the country's electricity plants, it also powers Colombia's export-oriented economy as a whole. But, as the recent disaster made all too clear, coal mining can be truly dirty business when it comes to human lives and the environment.'
NotiSur. "Shining Coal Industry Is Dirty Business for Workers Environment." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/31