Coal Mining

Breathing in the Benefits: How an accelerated coal phase-out can reduce health impacts and costs for Albertans.

While the Government of Alberta announced its intention to phase out coal by 2030, a shut-down schedule has yet to be unveiled. An accelerated phase-out in a stepwise fashion, as proposed by the Pembina Institute, could avoid approximately an additional 600 premature deaths, 500 emergency room visits, and nearly $3 billion in socio-economic value of avoided health outcomes between 2015 and 2035.

The Sky’s Limit: Why the Paris Climate Goals Require a Managed Decline of Fossil Fuel Production.

This report discusses key findings by the authors that the potential carbon emissions from the oil, gas, and coal in the world’s currently operating fields and mines would take us beyond 2°C of warming. It then goes on to offer key recommendations to Governments that no new fossil fuel extraction or transportation infrastructure should be built nor be granted any new permits for them.

Dodging clean up costs: Six tricks coal mining companies play

This report looks at six methods that coal companies operating in Australia currently use to avoid, minimize or delay their rehabilitation obligations in New South Wales and Queensland. The report finds that the existing legal framework allows public and private companies to rort the system by avoiding their rehabilitation responsibilities. The result is unnecessary, and in some cases extreme, costs that are borne by the taxpayer when proper rehabilitation is performed.

Coal’s Lonely Lobbyists: The Growing Isolation of the Coal Mining Industry

This report is the result of a survey of more than twenty companies that have been removed from the National Mining Association and the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity’s membership list. It reveals the beginnings of a mass exodus away from the coal mining lobby amid declining coal prices and withdrawal of the industry's social license.