The Associated Press reports more than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants will close and another 36 plants could also be forced to shut down as a result of new EPA rules regulating air pollution.
Click the icons in the map to view details for each plant affected by the EPA rules. Red icons indicate at least one unit will retire; yellow icons denote at least one unit at a power plant is at risk of retirement.
The U.S. Supreme Court has put the Obama administration's plan to cut carbon emissions on hold.
More than a quarter of the coal-fired plants in the state have already shut down, because cheap natural gas is flooding the market.
In Navajo country, coal gives life — and takes it, some say.
The state is hit hard as its coal suffers a slow burn.
The Supreme Court has limited the ability of the Environmental Protection Agency to require permits via an anti-pollution provision of the Clean Air Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency used a formula that considers where states are now and where they could be by 2030, leading to wide variation in emissions targets.
After enduring criticism for assessing environmental hazards only by the state's ZIP Codes, the state and the EPA have issued pollution numbers for the state's 8,000 census tracts.
Coal companies have recruited former environmental activists to combat the local backlash against increased coal exports in the Northwest.
In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the rule targeting emissions from coal-fired power plants "exceeds the agency's statutory authority" by requiring some states to clean up more than their fair share of pollution. For a list of the coal-fired power plants that could have closed as a result of these regulations, click here.
More than 32 mostly coal-fired power plants in a dozen states will be forced to shut down and an additional 36 might have to close because of new federal air pollution regulations.