Protected Carbon in United States

Basic Data

This table shows a summary of reserves and potential emissions from fossil fuel extraction projects in protected areas in United States (including projects that are currently extracting, planned or idled).

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Fossil Fuel Quantity
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 4,201.2 MMBOE
  • 1,758.6
  • Coal
  • 700.0 MT
  • 1,400.0
  • Combined
  • 3,158.6

This table shows a summary of potential emissions from fossil fuel deposits under protected areas in United States. Many of these are not yet the target of any industry activities and could more easily become part of a non-extraction policy.

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • CO2 Quantity (MT CO2e)
  • Oil & Gas
  • 3,087.5
  • Coal
  • 8.4
  • Combined
  • 3,095.8

Profiting Companies and Governments

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Profiting Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority (AIDEA)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Amaroq Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • APA Corporation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Aurora Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Caerus Oil and Gas
  • Oil & Gas
  • CanTex Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chevron
  • Oil & Gas
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Oil & Gas
  • Continental Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Core Energy LLC
  • Oil & Gas
  • Crescent Energy Company
  • Oil & Gas
  • D90 Energy, LLC
  • Oil & Gas
  • Daniel K Donkel
  • Oil & Gas
  • Delek Group
  • Oil & Gas
  • Delta Petroleum
  • Oil & Gas
  • EOG Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Equinor
  • Oil & Gas
  • Hilcorp Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Jamex, Inc.
  • Oil & Gas
  • Knik Arm Services LLC
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kolibri Global Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Laramie Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Marquis Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • Maverick Natural Resources
  • Oil & Gas
  • National Fuel Gas
  • Oil & Gas
  • Open acreage
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other partner(s)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Other partner(s) US
  • Oil & Gas
  • PEDEVCO (Pacific Energy Development)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Riverside Energy Group
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sabre Graphite Corp.
  • Oil & Gas
  • Samuel H Cade
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sempra
  • Oil & Gas
  • Southwestern Energy
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tri-Valley
  • Oil & Gas
  • Unknown Owner
  • Oil & Gas
  • Venoco
  • Oil & Gas
  • W&T Offshore
  • Oil & Gas
  • WhitMar Exploration
  • Coal
  • -
  • Coal
  • Civil
  • Coal
  • Coal-Mac
  • Coal
  • Double Mountain Mining
  • Coal
  • Industrial Minerals Group
  • Coal
  • Resource Capital Fund
  • Coal
  • Usibelli Mine

Affected Areas

  • Fossil Fuel Type
  • Affected Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Antelope Creek
  • Oil & Gas
  • Arapaho
  • Oil & Gas
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oil & Gas
  • Atchafalaya Delta Wildlife Management Area and Game Preserve
  • Oil & Gas
  • Attwater Prairie Chicken
  • Oil & Gas
  • Beaver Dam
  • Oil & Gas
  • Blue Rock
  • Oil & Gas
  • Burke County
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cecil D. Andrus-White Clouds
  • Oil & Gas
  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • Clam Gulch
  • Oil & Gas
  • Colorado
  • Oil & Gas
  • Consol Energy Powhatan Point
  • Oil & Gas
  • Cookson
  • Oil & Gas
  • Crossett Experimental Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Demaree Canyon
  • Oil & Gas
  • Egypt Valley
  • Oil & Gas
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • Fossil Butte
  • Oil & Gas
  • Gaylord State Forest Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • J.D. Murphree
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kachemak Bay
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kenai
  • Oil & Gas
  • Kirtland Warbler Unit Manistee
  • Oil & Gas
  • Lacassine
  • Oil & Gas
  • Mill Creek, Pennsylvania Wild And Scenic River Study Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Milnesand Fee
  • Oil & Gas
  • Minto Flats State
  • Oil & Gas
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Oil & Gas
  • Road Canyon
  • Oil & Gas
  • Roscommon State Forest Area
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
  • Oil & Gas
  • Sespe
  • Oil & Gas
  • Susitna Flats State
  • Oil & Gas
  • Tabby Mountain
  • Oil & Gas
  • Texoma/Washita Arm
  • Oil & Gas
  • The Jug
  • Oil & Gas
  • Trading Bay State
  • Oil & Gas
  • Washakie
  • Coal
  • Denali
  • Coal
  • Tackett Creek
  • Coal
  • Tomblin
  • Coal
  • William R. Ireland, Sr. - Cahaba River

Early Warnings

This table shows untouched protected areas that have planned carbon extraction projects, along with their respective startup dates.

  • Affected Area
  • Startup Date
  • Blue Rock
  • 2026
  • Clam Gulch
  • 2034
  • Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
  • 2036
  • Beaver Dam
  • 2036
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • 2046
  • Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
  • 2051
  • Minto Flats State
  • 2056
  • Kachemak Bay
  • 2058
  • Trading Bay State
  • 2100

This page was created using the best data available. Despite this, errors and omissions are likely. Please contact our team with any errors or confirmation requests you may have. Further information on sources and methodology is available on our data page.