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Peabody Energy, which extracts coal from Kayenta Mine on the Navajo Reservation and Black Mesa Mine (pictured) on the Hopi Reservation, is one of more than 300 companies operating under federal coal leases.

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According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science, around 40 percent of all coal mined in the U.S. is extracted from federal lands through lease agreements with the Department of Interior (DOI).

By Erin Ford May 30, 2017