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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.
  • 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

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 IT WAS THE SUMMER OF 1948 when Ward Grant and his mother, Fidelis, were released by a cannery boat into the muddy isolation of a fishing beach in Southcentral Alaska. The boats still operated then—it was before the canneries collapsed as the... Read More
As we mark the beginning of fall, I look forward to some final days of paddling and wading into streams with my daughter near my home in West Virginia. But this fall also marks another important day for streams: on Wednesday, the Environmental... Read More