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This map is comprised of data collected and maintained by the Sierra Club Environmental Law Program, and is part of the Club's ongoing campaign to wean the United States off coal, a dirty fossil fuel. If you have any questions about the map, please email

  • Red markers: active or upcoming plants.
  • Yellow markers: progressing plants.
  • Blue markers: uncertain plants.
  • Green markers: defeated plants!
Coal is our country’s dirtiest energy source, from mining to burning to disposing of coal waste. Our campaign is uniting grassroots activists across the country to move America Beyond Coal. Learn more

Our Articles


Earlier this week, the Sierra Club and allies at Western Environmental Law Center, Powder River Basin Resource Council, WildEarth Guardians, and NRDC challenged two Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) decisions [challenges available here and here]... Read More
RUNNING ON EMPTY: São Paulo,the world’s 12th-most populous city, is in the middle of a crippling drought, with it's Cantareira reservoir system running on emergency reserves. Brazil's National Water Agency reports that the system currently supplies... Read More