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National Coal Resources Data System - USGS

Annual Coal Report - EIA

newCoal Prices, 1949-2012 - EIA

Coal Information Network


Report: Coal Combustion Waste Damage Case Assessments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste, July 9, 2007

1998 Abandoned Mine Annual Review - U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining

Mercury Emissions from Kansas Coal Burning Power Plants (1999) - Environmental Working Group organization

Report: Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association's Resource Plan - Analysis & Alternatives
Western Resource Advocates, April 2006 (PDF, 2.9 MB)

KDHE Surface Mining Section - KDHE

Coal Mines

Garland Coal Mine

Mining an opportunity
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, February 22, 2004)



Some Phases of the Industrial History of Pittsburg, Kansas - Kansas Historical Quarterlies

Former Mining Communities of the Cherokee-Crawford Coal Field of Southeastern Kansas - Kansas Historical Quarterlies

The History of Mining in the Cherokee-Crawford Coal Field

Coal Mining in Kansas - Geo topics, Kansas Geological Survey

KANSAS : Coal Miners' Strike - 1919 Photo

Big Brutus - SE Kansas Attraction


Peabody Energy, a coal giant, seeks bankruptcy protection
(New York Times, April 13, 2016)

New EPA coal rules may douse Kansas project
(Topeka Capital Journal, Sept. 23, 2013)

The demise of coal-fired power plants
(Washington Post, Nov. 23, 2012)

Cost of mining coal continues to climb
(Washington Post, Oct. 24, 2012)

Officials: Sunflower ruling a roadblock
(Garden City Telegram, Feb. 3, 2012)

Coal plant critics file Supreme Court brief
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Aug. 15, 2011)

Coal power costs a pocketbook issue
(Emporia Gazette, July 18, 2009)

Environmental opposition chills plans for coal plants
(Richmond (NC) Times-Dispatch, March 28, 2009)

Legislative committee approves another bill allowing coal-burning plants
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 26, 2009)

The illusion of clean coal
(The Economist, March 5, 2009)

videoWaste Spills at Another T.V.A. Power Plant
(The New York Times, Jan. 9, 2009)
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videoHundreds of Coal Ash Dumps Lack Regulation
(The New York Times, Jan. 7, 2009)
(Registration required)

Fly Ash Flood Covers Acres
(Knoxville (Tenn.) News, Dec. 23, 2008)

TVA ash pond breach: Resident says area has 'changed forever'
(Knoxville (Tenn.) News, Dec. 23, 2008)

EPA ruling halts all new coal-fired power plants
(Scientific American, Nov. 14, 2008)

E.P.A. Decision Signals Trouble for Coal
(The New York Times, Nov. 14, 2008)
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video Greenpeace fires away at coal
(Lawrence Journal-World, Oct. 27, 2008)

Mined land can convert back to original use
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, March 1, 2008)

Cleaner Coal Is Attracting Some Doubts
(The New York Times, Feb. 21, 2007)
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Toxic mercury contaminating more species, report shows
(San Francisco Chronicle, Sept. 20, 2006)

The Merchant of Menace: How "merchant coal" is changing the face of America
(Grist, August 24, 2006)

Enough coal on hand to keep US cool?
(Christian Science Monitor, May 25, 2006)

Westar to announce site of coal-fired power plant
(Wichita Eagle, May 17, 2006)

Coal plants' renaissance pits energy vs. pollution
(Kansas City Star, April 11, 2006)

Westar's coal supply reduced; disruptions in railroad service raise concerns
(Lawrence Journal-World, March 27, 2006)

Goodland Energy Center work moving on schedule
(Goodland Star-News, Nov. 22, 2005)

Working in a coal mine ... again
(Joplin (Mo.) Globe, Nov. 14, 2005)

Rails still sluggish for coal
(Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Oct. 12, 2005)

Demand pushes up coal prices
(Billings Gazette, Oct. 11, 2005)

Aquila sues Utah coal supplier
(KC Business Journal , Aug. 05, 2005)

Missouri OKs new KCP&L power plant
(The Kansas City Star, July 29, 2005)

BPU considers new coal plant
(Kansas City Kansan, July 29, 2005)

Regulators OK proposal for KCP&L's $1.3B plan
(Kansas City Business Journal, July 29, 2005)

Coal Mining Days
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, July 24, 2005)

An escape valve for greenhouse gas
(Christian Science Monitor, June 2, 2005)

Price for Wyoming coal surges after years of stagnation
(The Kansas City Star, April 15, 2005)

HOMER-DIXON & FRIEDMANN :Coal in a Nice Shade of Green
(New York Times, March 25, 2005)
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Pursuit of hydrogen extraction project outlined by Iolan
(Iola Register, January 5, 2005)

New coal plants bury 'Kyoto'
(The Christian Science Monitor, Dec. 23, 2004)

Kansas' location good for zero-emissions plant
(Kansas City Star, Dec. 6, 2004)

KDOT to fill in sinkholes from Kansas coal mines
(Topeka Capital-Journal, Nov. 27, 2004)

Appalachia Is Paying Price for White House Rule Change
(Washington Post, August 17, 2004)
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Getting to 'Clean Coal'
(Chemical & Engineering News, February 23, 2004)

Mining an opportunity
Oklahoma company sells SEK coal to Missouri power plant
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, Feb. 22, 2004)

A coal mining camp called Little Italy
(Pittsburg Morning Sun, January 18, 2004)

Residents turn out to fight power plants
(Kansas City Star, January 14, 2004)

Wreck dumps 16 cars of coal
(Lawrence Journal-World, Dec. 18, 2003)

The Great Energy Scam
How a plan to cut oil imports turned into a corporate giveaway. A TIME investigation
(Time Magazine, October 13, 2003)



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