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States: AGs urge BLM to redo coal leasing program NEPA review

June 11, 2019
The attorneys general (AG) of four states are urging the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to prepare a full environmental impact statement (EIS) for its decision to lift an Obama-era coal lease moratorium, charging the agency conducted a cursory review after a court faulted BLM for not conducting any National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis of the move at all. “BLM’s response was to issue an assessment that was rushed, and it shows. We demand that BLM do their job...

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