States, Industry Clash On BLM’s Emerging Federal Coal Leasing Review

October 7, 2021
Democratic state officials are clashing with the coal industry over the proper scope of the Interior Department’s (DOI) renewed review of the federal coal leasing program, which Biden officials say will address the climate change effects of continued coal production and use. DOI’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in August announced a broad review of the coal program, seeking public comment on issues ranging from how to best assess the climate impacts of federal coal production, to whether current bids...

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