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Source of pride and pollution: Balancing energy needs and community health
Oilfield in the Kern River basin of Bakersfield, California. (Credit: T Daniel Gross/flickr)
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Source of pride and pollution: Balancing energy needs and community health

Coal, oil and gas have given communities across the U.S. both steady paychecks and devastating pollution. It's time to make health a priority in meeting our energy demands.

"The top environmental problems are selfishness, greed, and apathy. To deal with these we need a cultural and spiritual transformation. And we scientists don't know how to do that." – Gus Speth

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