by ali nelson

Yet another effort by President Donald Trump’s administration to roll back former-President Barack Obama-era policy changes impacting the coal industry has been overturned by the courts. The late-April decision by Judge Brian Morris in Citizens for Clean Energy v. Department of the Interior (DOI) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana may yet again bring new coal leases on federal lands to a standstill, pending review by the DOI of the environmental impacts of the coal leasing program administered by the Department’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM).
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