Earth Island Institute
CoalSwarm is a project of the Earth Island Institute, which was founded by environmental pioneer David Brower as an incubator for innovative projects in ecology and social justice.
Center for Media and Democracy
The 9,000 wiki pages that make up the CoalSwarm’s informational resources are part of the Center for Media and Democracy’s SourceWatch wiki. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, the Center for Media and Democracy is an independent publisher noted for its reporting and analysis of corporate spin and propaganda. In addition to coal, CMD’s SourceWatch wiki includes portals on toxic sludge, the financial crisis, front groups, and tobacco.