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States, Environmentalists Seek Court Order To Force Coal Lease NEPA Review

August 08, 2018
States and environmental groups are urging a federal district court to order the Interior Department (DOI) to resume a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review of the climate change impacts of its program to lease coal on federal lands, after the Trump DOI halted a review launched by the prior administration and lifted a moratorium on new leases. Attorneys general (AGs) for California, New Mexico, New York and Washington, as well as environmental groups, filed summary judgment motions late last...


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