That makes me a coal bigot, I suppose.<quoted text>
There again, you hate anything that is .... black! Black coal, black crude oil, etc. but colorless natural gas is good. You do know that carbon dioxide is not black, don't you?
Oh, do you know where they get those little rock chips to put of roof shingles, don't you? From the ash in coal fired plants.
Ever seen photos of the black buildings in London circa 1900? Guess what caused that and imagine the same soot entering everyone's lungs.
Keep making roof shingles with coal. But on the other hand, any other safer material that could be used? I never mentioned natural gas now did I?