Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal has released its first report detailing the company’s environmental compliance record. Phasing out traditional coal power is a critical step governments must take to tackle climate change. Coal is an abundant fuel source that is relatively inexpensive to produce and convert to useful energy. Effects of coal mining. However, producing and using coal affects the environment. It is responsible for producing pollution such as ash, sludge, slurry, arsenic, mercury, uranium, and other heavy metals that pollute the air and waterways. Content is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike. LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio has been monitoring the metallurgical coal market and it is poised to grow by USD 20.32 billion during 2019 … Burning coal is responsible for 800,000 deaths globally each year. Surface mines (sometimes called strip mines) were the source of about 63% of the coal mined The coal industry has a significantly negative environmental impact on the land, water, and air. Coal is the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel – it is devastating to human health and the environment. The open-cut mine will have an impact over an 16,300 hectare footprint. The company, which produces and exports metallurgical coal … More than 90 per cent of the product from the Olive Downs mine will be metallurgical coal, which is used for steelmaking. This page was last edited on 15 January 2020, at 14:38. SourceWatch is a project of the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD).