Informational resources on coal

From Global Energy Monitor is an interactive website on coal mining. Features include:

  • Data on coal mines across the United States
  • Photographs (including aerial photographs of surface mines, historical mining photos, and on-site mining photos)
  • A "How Big Is It" interactive feature that allows the user to visually compare the size of large mines and major cities
  • A "Heatmap" showing the location and size of mines in the United States
  • An archive of original documents relevant to coal mining
  • A coal mining news feed

Energy Justice Network

Energy Justice Network provides an interactive map showing operating, proposed, expanding, and closed coal plants. Clicking on a plant site on the map provides additional information on each plant. In addition to coal information, Energy Justice Network provides information on numerous other power generation technologies, including biomass, wind, nuclear, natural gas, photovoltaic, and incinerators.

Sierra Club "Stop the Coal Rush" Tracking List

The Sierra Club's "Stop the Coal Rush" Tracking List provides up-to-date status information on over 200 proposed coal plants in the United States. The list can be sorted by state, project name, project status, developer, size, technology, carbon output, fuel type, and finance source. The site incorporates finance information provided by Rainforest Action Network and carbon out information from CARMA.


CARMA: Carbon Monitoring for Action is a worldwide database of coal plants, companies, and regions. Plants may be sorted by power output and carbon dioxide emissions.

U.S. Energy Information Administration

U.S. Office of Surface Mining

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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