Putting a human face to the coal mining industry

Randy Crooke

Randy Crooke, Falkirk Mine.

This is part of a series produced by Partners for Affordable Energy, though an in-kind contribution by Basin Electric.

Randy Crooke has been an environmental engineer for more than 30 years. Today, he works as environmental manager at Falkirk Mine near Underwood, ND.

There’s something Crooke wants you to know: coal isn’t just about big machines and heavy equipment. It’s mostly about people – highly skilled people who care deeply about the land where they live and work.

“Here’s 20 years worth of area that was mined, and it looks just the same as the land that wasn’t mined,” Crooke says. “That’s our legacy.”

Watch the video.

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