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Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP)

CMOP Webinar:
Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) Projects in the United States

February 27, 2020
Recording available

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. 

Map of US Coal Mine Methane Current Projects and Potential Opportunities

This map provides information about current projects and potential opportunities to develop coal mine methane (CMM) recovery and utilization projects at active U.S. coal mines. View the interactive map.

 
 

Map Legend

  Surface Mine Underground Mine Underground Non-Producing Mine Abandoned Mine
No drainage
No gas recovery
surface mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol. underground mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol. open blue diamond abandoned mine no drainage no gas recovery map symbol.
With drainage
No gas recovery
surface mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. underground mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol. open red diamond abandoned mine with drainage no gas recovery map symbol.
With drainage
With gas recovery
surface mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol. underground mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol. open green diamond abandoned mine with drainage with gas recovery map symbol.

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.

Definitions

Surface mine: Surface coal mines are mines that remove part or all of mountaintops to expose buried seams of coal. For more information, see Active Surface Mines.

Underground mine: Underground coal mines are mines at which coal is produced by tunneling into the earth to the coalbed, which is then mined with underground mining equipment and transported to the surface. For more information, see Active Underground Mines.

Non-producing mine: Non-producing coal mines are active mines that are temporarily not producing coal, but not yet considered abandoned per the Mine Safety & Health Administration.

Abandoned mine: Abandoned coal mines are no longer operated to produce coal. For more information, see Abandoned Underground Mines.

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.