Case studies examine hidden social and environmental costs of burning publicly mined coal
A Wilderness Society report examines the declining dependence on coal mined from public lands in the West.
Four case studies in Nevada, Wisconsin, Texas and Maryland examine the often hidden social and environmental costs of burning publicly mined coal, which pollutes our air and harms communities across the U.S.
Despite the Trump administration's attempts to revive coal production, power plants are shutting down or reducing their dependence on publicly owned coal.
A reduced dependence on publicly owned coal, coupled with cost competitiveness from alternative forms of energy like solar, wind and natural gas, propels an inevitable decline in coal mining on our public lands.