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. What are fossil fuels?
Forms of stored solar energy created from incomplete biological decomposition of dead organic matter -Coal, crude oil and natural gas
What are the different kinds of fossil fuels?
coal, crude oil and natural gas
How were fossil fuels formed?
Incomplete biological decomposition of dead organic matter
How large are the reserves for oil, coal, and natural gas?
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Where are the largest crude oil fields located?
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What are proven reserves?
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What are some of the environmental effects of oil and natural gas extraction?
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How is coal formed?
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What are the 4 types of coal and how do they compare in terms of energy and sulfur content?
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What is the worldwide distribution of coal reserves?
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How long can we expect these reserves to last at our present rate of use?
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What are some of the effects of strip mining? Of Underground mining?
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What are the provisions of the Surface Control and Reclamation Act of 1977?
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What are the major environmental concerns about using coal?
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What are some options we have to deal with these concerns?
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. What are fossil fuels?
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What are the different kinds of fossil fuels?
x
How were fossil fuels formed?
x
How large are the reserves for oil, coal, and natural gas?
x
Where are the largest crude oil fields located?
x
What are proven reserves?
x
What are some of the environmental effects of oil and natural gas extraction?
x
How is coal formed?
x
What are the 4 types of coal and how do they compare in terms of energy and sulfur content?
x
What is the worldwide distribution of coal reserves?
x
How long can we expect these reserves to last at our present rate of use?
x
What are some of the effects of strip mining? Of Underground mining?
x
What are the provisions of the Surface Control and Reclamation Act of 1977?
x
What are the major environmental concerns about using coal?
x
What are some options we have to deal with these concerns?
x
What is allowance trading and how does it work?
x
What is oil shale?
x
What are tar sands?
x
Important questions:
Should we drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge?
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Should the gasoline tax be raised?
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