Coal is a sedimentary rock that occurs naturally in seams or beds within rock strata. Coal has been mined in Colorado since 1859 and is primarily used for electricity production.
Coal combustion releases emissions, including greenhouse gases, which make it subject to state and federal regulations. To learn more about coal in Colorado, visit the Colorado Division of Mining Reclamation and Safety.
- Colorado Division of Mining Reclamation and Safety:
- Colorado Mining Association
- Energy Information Administration Coal Data Browser