Obama Administration to Curb Coal Mining on Federal Land

| March 27, 2015 | Leave a Comment

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: March 27, 2015

Year of Publication: 2015

Publisher: Triple Pundit

Author(s): RP Siegel

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The U.S. Department of the Interior is revisiting the current program that allows coal companies to lease federal land asking:

“Are taxpayers and local communities getting a fair return from these resources? How can we make the program more transparent and more competitive? How do we manage the program in a way that is consistent with our climate change objectives?”

RP Siegel takes a closer look at the program, the issues at play, and the responses these statements are receiving from leading environmental orgnizations.

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