Coal Mining and the Environment: Restored Lands and Clean ...
Coal Mining and the Environment: Restored Lands and Clean Air. The nation's coal industry works to protect the environment by restoring lands after mining and by ensuring that advanced technologies are used at power plants to capture emissions and protect the environment.
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining from 2009 and 2013 ...
Mountaintop removal coal mining continues to scar the Appalachian Mountains. Although the coal industry has declined due to market forces, mountains and streams are still being destroyed, and communities are still being harmed.
Deforestation - Wikipedia. Due to surface plant litter, forests that are undisturbed have a minimal rate of erosion.The rate of erosion occurs from deforestation, because it decreases the amount of litter cover, which provides protection from surface runoff.
What Is Surface Mining? (with pictures) - wiseGEEK. Strip mining is a form of surface mining that is primarily used for coal excavation. The rock and dirt covering the ore is removed one strip at a time.
A surface coal mine in Wyoming, which has a 60 foot thick seam of coal, sub bituminous and lignite, which is why the coal has a brown tint. This large surface coal mine used draglines, shovels to mine the coal.