Huge Win: Biden Administration to End Coal Leasing in Powder River Basin

This decision, after years of outcry from local residents and litigation, will protect communities, air, water, and the climate from the harms of mining and burning six billion tons of highly polluting coal. On May 16th, 2024, the Biden administration announced that it will end federal coal leasing in the Powder River Basin. The basin, covering northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana, is the largest coal-producing region in the United States…

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