Surface and Subsurface Mining
The environmental impacts of both types of mining
Strip Mining is where the top layer of the Earth's surface is mined. Strip mining destroys headwater streams at the top of mountains.
Drift Mining is where you go into the side of a mountain and extract all of the minerals out of it. It hurts the environment because it disturbs all of the wildlife.
Fracking is drilling down into the Earth with high pressure water and gas. It releases drinking water and gas into the Earth witch hurts the environment.