Didya know that 83.5 percent of Missouri's energy comes from coal, and that St. Louis is headquarters to the two largest coal companies in the country in Peabody Energy and Arch Coal?
Add it all up and it makes St. Louis a great place to discuss the role of coal in our lives and its impact on the environment. And guess what? Tonight Washington University is "The Great Coal Debate"
with two of the fuel's chief proponents and detractors.
Tonight at 5 p.m. at Graham Chapel, Peabody's head of governmental affairs, Fred Palmer
, will square off against Sierra Club's director of its national coal campaign, Bruce Nilles
. The debate is free and open to to the public and moderated by Bryan Walsh, a senior correspondent with Time