"BLM Proposals Would End Coal Leasing In Powder River Basin"

"The plans would stop new mining projects in the nation’s largest coal-producing region in Montana and Wyoming."

"The Interior Department issued plans Thursday to throttle future coal mining in the nation’s largest coal-producing region.

The Bureau of Land Management proposal would end new federal coal leases in the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, which dominates U.S. coal production.

The plans, released with no fanfare by BLM, would reverse two Trump administration land use decisions, stopping new leases for coal development projects. But they do not end coal production in the basin, with BLM determining that existing coal mines will continue operating for decades."

Scott Streater reports for E&E News May 16, 2024.


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Source: E&E News, 05/17/2024