Biden Moves To End Coal Leasing In Nation’s Top Coal Mining Area

President Joe Biden’s Bureau of Land Management has issued rulings ending new coal leasing in the nation’s most productive coal mining area, the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. The move should keep 6 billion tons of highly polluting coal in the ground. “This is a monumental decision that will save lives, safeguard our environment, and significantly cut carbon emissions in the United States,” said Drew Caputo, vice president of litigation for lands, wildlife, and oceans at Earthjustice.

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