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Why are coal, petroleum, natural gas, and propane called fossil fuels?



A. They are burned to release energy and they cause air pollution.
B. They were formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundred of millions of years ago.
C. They are nonrenewable and will run out
D. They are mixed with fossils to provide energy

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Asked by Cschrandt, Last updated: Mar 31, 2020

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Answered Jun 28, 2018

They were formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundred of millions of years ago

They are formed from the buried remains of plants and tiny animals that lived hundreds of millions of years ago, long before the first dinosaur walked the earth.
 

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