This is Coal Diver, the interactive coal mining website. We let you dive into the facts: the statistics, maps, photos and videos, original documents, news articles and the major players, all gathered and linked from throughout the internet so that you learn about coal mining in the United States, why it affects you, and how you can do something about it.
Many times the raw facts (historical production statistics or a satellite map, for example) can be intimidating and hard to understand at an intuitive level. The Interactives page helps you interact with the facts and get a deeper understanding for what they really mean. Go to the interactives page now.
Like all industrial processes, coal mining has both economic and societal benefits and costs. Learn some of the major issues and impacts associated with coal mining, as well as some of the basic terminology used to discuss it. Go to the issues now.
See what is happening in current events related to coal mining. Go to the news now.
Learn how you can make a difference on this issue.