DOI seeks to dismiss coal leasing case, angering environmentalists

January 14, 2022
The Department of the Interior (DOI) is urging a federal district court to dismiss as moot legal challenges to a Trump-era order lifting a pause on coal leasing on federal lands, angering environmental groups that are accusing the Biden administration of promoting coal. Interior’s Jan. 13 brief in Citizens for Clean Energy, et al. v. DOI, et al ., in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana reflects a convoluted legal history over the Obama-era coal lease moratorium,...

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