Digital Information Handbook

There's a surprising amount of online information about mining permits, water quality, and coal bed geology publicly available – if you know where to find it and how to interpret it.  Here's an introduction to some of the most useful tools that are available. This is by no means a complete guide, but it should get you started gathering information.

DEP Permit Search
EQUIS Trend Station Explorer
WVGS Coalbed Mapping Project
ACEE Permit Tracker