In late March, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued Secretarial Order 3348 revoking the January 16, 2016, order 3338 issued by Secretary Sally Jewell that placed a moratorium on federal coal leases. Order 3338 imposed a three-year moratorium, with exceptions, on further coal lease sales pending completion of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) analyzing potential leasing and management reforms of the federal coal program.

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