Fires connected to coal mining create underground burning that can be difficult to remove. Established communities sometimes need to move to avoid the pollution of the coal mines as well, displacing people from their homes. The advantages and disadvantages of coal require a balance of current power needs and environmental management.
26. About 4,300 women are currently employed by the coal mining industry, which means over 92% of the labor force is men. (DataUSA) Coal Mining Industry Trends and Analysis. The coal mining industry in the United States has declined by almost 40% in annual volume since its peak in 2008.