Tag: powder river basin

Coal Plans Keep Biting The Dust

Even while President Trump and his Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke, are going to extreme lengths to use the federal government as a crutch for the coal industry, plans by companies to lease and mine more publicly owned coal continue to fall by the wayside in the American West. […]

Thank You, Wyoming

Thank you, Wyoming. In your latest legal filing opposing WildEarth Guardians’ challenge to new coal mining in the Powder River Basin, the largest coal producing region in the United States, you offered some rare praise.  In a brief filed in federal court, you remarked: As sure as the […]

Biting Back on Illegal Coal Sales

UPDATE: On September 11, 2017, the Interior Department’s Office of Hearings and Appeals rejected the Bureau of Land Management’s petition asking for illegally approved coal decisions to be upheld. This is great news and means that we can move forward on confronting past illegal coal leasing and continue […]