WildEarth Guardians is tackling global warming at the root of the problem. The Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana produces nearly 50% of the nation’s coal and more than 13% of all U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. The Powder River Basin holds the key to solving global warming in the U.S.
Read more about the threats and opportunities in the Powder River Basin.
This map shows coal mines and related issues in the Wyoming portion of the Powder River Basin, where the vast majority of coal is produced. Click on the symbols, which show coal production (taken from the U.S. Energy Information Administration), the resultant carbon dioxide emissions (the BLM says 1.659 metric tons of carbon dioxide per ton of Powder River Basin coal burned), and other important information on the impacts of coal mining in this region.
Zoom in, click on the symbols to learn more, or better yet, open the map in a larger view for easier exploration. Also, for Google Earth users, download a more detailed .kml file.