Department of the Interior

Make mining companies pay for the destruction they do

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What is coal worth? Currently, only what it takes to extract from the ground. What is the mountain, the stream, or the area's health worth? Obviously, much more.

Innovation will be spurred toward efficiency and competing technologies if only fossil fuel companies paid for their external costs. Why throw them a bone and be stuck in the early 19th century?

This money can be used to fund local health initiatives, conservation programs, and so many other good things.

I agree to have my idea, not my name or information, posted online. YES

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