Prosperity is nice. But with statistics pointing towards just the opposite in the Appalachian Region [see my “What Coal Provides (Or Doesnt)” page.], I’m sure regulation that can only help protect our stable and diverse environment is well needed.

Coal Companies simply want to expand to reap the $$$. They expand without considering how their expansion may affect the future, rather looking at the present.

The present example- Friends of Coal calling out in action due to the EPA’s revoking of a permit, as well as new EPA regulations that have long been anticipated by those against reckless coal (one being a requirement of plastic-lined retaining ponds.)

If Coal does not want to be responsible, meet new regulations and regulations that have existed, then it is truly incorrigible from it’s old days. Progress is a must with environmental care and understanding.