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Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP)

View the updated "Identifying Opportunities for Methane Recovery at U.S. Coal Mines: Profiles of Selected Gassy Underground Coal Mines 2007-2015" document (January 2018).

The 2018 Global Methane Forum was held from April 16-18, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP)

Since 1994, EPA's Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) has worked cooperatively with the coal mining industry in the United States – and other major coal-producing countries – to reduce coal mine methane (CMM) emissions. 

Coal Mine Methane Recovery at Active and Abandoned U.S. Coal Mines: Current Projects and Potential Opportunities

 
 
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    Map Legend
      Surface Mine Underground Mine Abandoned Mine
    No drainage
    No gas recovery
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    With drainage
    No gas recovery
    surface mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. underground mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. abandoned mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol.
    With drainage
    With gas recovery
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    Instructions

    Click on any of the map markers to view detailed information on that mine. Some mines are mapped closely, so please utilize the map zooming functionality to better view any clusters.

    Zooming: You can click on the "+"/"-" buttons on the upper left corner to zoom map in/out. Quickly return to the map's default start extent using the Home button.

    Repositioning the map: Simply click on the map and drag in any direction.

    Changing map display: To change the type of map displayed to satellite view, click on the "Imagery" button in the lower left corner. Click the box again to toggle back to the default topographic map.

International Activities

Learn about CMOP's international activities conducted under the auspices of the Global Methane Initiative (GMI).Exit

Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

The Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator converts emissions reductions into in everyday terms.