Powder River Basin coal map – a coal-producing region with serious consequences for our climate
Powder River Basin: Epicenter of the U.S. Climate Fight
In northeast Wyoming and southeast Montana’s Powder River Basin, the largest coal-producing region in the United States, the nation’s largest coal companies operate the largest mines in the world. Coal mining in the Basin has tremendous consequences for our climate, contributing to 10 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Learn more about the Powder River Basin, its mines, the costs of burning its coal, and the death knell renewables have sent reverberating across coal country in this map.