Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP)
CMOP works cooperatively with the coal mining industry to reduce CMM emissions. Learn more about U.S. efforts »
Technology is readily available to recover methane (CH4) — the major component of natural gas — from coal mines. Learn more »
Ventilation Air Methane (VAM) accounts for more than 50% of methane from underground coal mines. Read about VAM »
Support documents about CMOP are available. Learn more »
Since 1994, EPA's Coalbed Methane Outreach Program (CMOP) has worked cooperatively with the coal mining industry in the United States to reduce coal mine methane (CMM) emissions.