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Coal: General Information

Web sites with useful generic information about coal mining.

Follow the links below to learn more about coal mining and ongoing planning efforts related to coal mining.

DOE Tribal Energy Development Guide

DOE's Tribal Energy Development Guide provides a variety of information that tribes can use to achieve tribal energy goals, including a process of strategic energy planning for tribes interested in improving their energy security, sovereignty and local economy; and information on fossil and renewable energy sources, transmission and grid connection, and energy efficiency.

Tribal Energy Development Template

The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma has developed a Tribal Energy Development Primer providing information about energy development on tribal lands, including overviews of both renewable and traditional energy resources; information on infrastructure planning, guidance on assessing environmental and cultural resource issues; guidance on assessing market potential, suitable business structures, and financing options; and a discussion of developing tribal capacity and Tribal Energy Resource Agreements. Development of this document was supported by the DOI's Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development.

World Coal Institute

The World Coal Institute is a non-profit, non-government organization established to provide a forum for exchanging information related to the coal industry. The Coal Institute Web site provides information about various aspects of coal, coal technology, coal use, and related environmental issues.

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

The USGS Coal Web site contains information on coal reserves in the United States, the potential for future development, and environmental impacts.

Mineral Information Institute

The Mineral Information Institute is a non-profit organization established to provide information to teachers and students related to mineral and energy resources. The Mineral Information Institute Web site provides information about various aspects of coal, mining and the environment, and reclamation.

Kentucky Geological Survey

The Kentucky Geological Survey provides general information related to geology and mineral and water resources in Kentucky. This Kentucky Geological Survey Web site provides information about various aspects of coal, mining, and research that is useful beyond the State of Kentucky.

National Mining Association

The National Mining Association is a national trade organization that represents the interests of the mining industry. The National Mining Association Web site provides facts and figures about the coal mining industry, including state mining statistics, workforce information and wages, and transportation methods.

Traditional Tribal Exposure Scenario and Risk Guidance Manual

Tribal scientists and Oregon State University researchers developed new guidelines for evaluating health risks from contamination on native lands, including from coal and uranium tailings. The study was funded by the EPA. The media release is available at

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