WORC Moves to Defend Coal Leasing Pause

A family farm and ranch organization filed a motion January 13 in U.S. District Court alongside conservation groups to defend a pause in the outdated federal coal leasing program against a legal challenge. The coal leasing pause was put in place by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to allow the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) time to review outdated policies for managing billions of tons of federal coal to ensure…

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