Bob Sandidge has been in the coal industry for 40 years. But he's never seen it this bad. "You turn around and one company lays off people, and another company just filed for bankruptcy and another company is cutting way back," he said.
To make or not to make a homemade pie? That is a classic holiday dilemma. Do you take the easy way out and buy a fairly decent frozen pie, or do you risk making your own and possibly end up with a burnt and lumpy version?
By some estimates, producing our food consumes about a fifth of the nation's energy supply. It takes a lot of diesel to move tractors and semis around the farm, and electricity to pump water and dry grain. But some farmers are trying to cut back on the coal and gas they use and make our food system more energy efficient.