I didn't realize you had to do that. I've never heard anyone even talk about it.
As for burning coal, all I can say is "you'll be sorry".
We don't burn coal in this part of the country (upstate SC). Electricity here comes from hydroelectric, nuclear, and natural gas. I think the nearest coal mine is over 600 miles away and shipping by rail ain't cheap.
ADD: There are no railroad tracks crossing the Eastern Continental Divide, which we butt up against. Any coal trains would have run along the coastal plains then run back up this way through the midlands.
Edited by fahrquad, 17 March 2019 - 06:39 PM.