Resource extraction, and coal in particular, have been closely linked with poverty for generations. This rings true today as much as ever. In states such as Alaska and Arizona, counties that have the highest coal production also experience incredibly high poverty rates. Consider this when you hear that coal is good for the economy. Coal Read more
OUR PURPOSE The Citizens Coal Council serves several functions, including the provision of a central organization and office for the sharing and dissemination of relevant information to all member groups and individuals, the continuation of a coordinated voice for communication with legislatures and governmental agencies that regulate mining, processing and burning of coal, and the Read more
August 2, 2012
Department of Interior commemorates 35th anniversary of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA). Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement Director Joe Pizarchik delivers powerful speech outlining history and hopes for the future. Read text of speech here.