What Can I Do?
If you want to get involved, the number one thing you can do is to learn as much as possible about coal mining.
The number one reason that Coal Diver exists is that there is lots of information about coal mining available online, but it’s scattered all over the place. Where is mining occurring right now? How much coal consumption are you responsible for? What are the net effects of coal mining and usage for the economy and the environment? Who is already working on coal mining in the areas you care about, and how can you contact them to find out what will help make the biggest change for those areas?
Having said that, once you’ve learned more about mining, there are some things that you can do to help.
- Contact your representative and senators to make sure that the EPA and MSHA have sufficient funding to enforce the existing mining laws.
- Contact the state office in charge of natural resources, either a DNR, DEQ or similar office, and ask about the state of reclamation efforts in the state.