National Geographic : 1982 Jan
WERE EXXON We'reTom Goddard, mining electricity by the ton. The energy belt in Wyo ming holds huge deposits of America's principal source of electricity: coal. And Tom Goddard manages one of the large mines in the region. The Caballo mine, just three years old, has already produced over 6 million tons of low-sulfur coal from a seam 85 feet-thick. Caballo's coal production is expected to continue for at least 30 years-providing electricity for millions of American homes. But Caballo holds just a In fact, the U.S. has more energy in coal than OPEC has in oil. And, as tech nology advances, we'll be able to use coal in many ways to help replace im ported energy Exxon mine managers, like Tom Goddard, are supervising the entire mining process-from un covering the coal to care fully restoring the land. With their help, more and more Americans will reap the benefits of America's most abundant source of energy.