Tag: powder river basin

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 […]

Spring Creek Coal Mine in The Crosshairs

WildEarth Guardians is confronting a plan by President Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to approve an expansion of the Spring Creek coal mine in southeastern Montana. The Spring Creek mine is part of a massive coal mining complex in the Powder River Basin, the largest coal producing […]

The Only Fair Return is Keeping Coal in the Ground

After years of rebuffing calls for change (and even highly visible endorsements of more coal production from former Interior Secretary, Ken Salazar), the U.S. Department of the Interior and Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, are engaging the American public in an “honest conversation” about how to reform the management […]