Burning coal to make energy to run machines has been the world's ugly secret for centuries. The truth is now known: Coal combustion is killing the planet. The scary thing is we all know that but nothing changes; more and more CO2 each year joins the greenhouse gas gang to raise Earth's temperature slowly but inexorably. We even go so far as to call coal "clean" creating the world's biggest oxymoron. This book goes to the heart of the matter---where coal comes from under what tortures---and to the men who make this industry run. And to the brave people who fight them. Boone County WV is at the center and Bob White is at Boone County's center. That's where Maria Gunnoe's homeplace sits:under fire around the clock.