Powder River Basin Coal Mines – Stunning Air Photos

A few days ago we posted some maps and images to show how the export of coal mined here in the U.S. to the Asian market would ramp up the impact on Western landscapes and habitat in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana.  Our friend Chris Boyer at Kestrel Aerial Services just sent us a link to their image gallery of stunning, super-crisp low altitude aerial photos of mining operations there, to give you a nitty-gritty feel for what we mean when we say “impact.”  Here’s an example:

Coal mine in Powder River Basin. Air photo by Chris Boyer / Kestrel Aerial Services – all rights reserved. Click here to see more.