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AGs urge BLM to redo coal leasing program NEPA review

June 11, 2019
Four state attorneys general (AG) are urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to prepare a full environmental impact statement (EIS) for its decision to lift an Obama-era coal lease moratorium, charging the agency conducted a cursory review after a court faulted it for not conducting any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. “BLM’s response was to issue an assessment that was rushed, and it shows. We demand that BLM do their job and fully analyze the program’s environmental and...

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