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California, Three Other States Challenge DOI's Coal Lease Program Restart

May 11, 2017
Attorneys general (AG) from California and three other states are launching a lawsuit challenging the Interior Department's (DOI) decision to restart federal coal leasing on public land, charging the move was done without a comprehensive review of the climate change and other environmental impacts from new leasing. The suit joins a pair of separate challenges from environmental groups that similarly argue DOI must conduct a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) of the leasing program under the National Environmental Policy Act...

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