Mining causes damage to the environment. It is harder for communities with mining locations to have fresh water and even affects places without mining plants. Mining is bad for the environment and although it is natural, the resource is limited and depending upon it will cause problems in the future.
In order to prevent this from becoming a problem in the future , we must learn to depend upon renewable resources. In 2015, there were over 13,000 mining operations, so it is obvious we are too dependent on a failing resource. Solar panels and windmills can provide this energy. This can save money and is one step closer to preserving our planet.